Please join us for a virtual happy hour to kick-off the WGC's series of "Our Giving, Our Stories!" profiles in celebration of Black Philanthropy Month.
We’ll discuss the WGC, our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, and what motivates women to give.
Register here by July 31, 2020
Jacqueline C. Hrabowski retired in 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Community Involvement at T. Rowe Price. Mrs. Hrabowski is currently an active community volunteer and advocate of mentoring and child development initiatives. A philanthropist, and trustee of the Abell Foundation, she is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc., and has received numerous awards, including being named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.
Cynthia Bell is a God fearing daughter, sister, wife, mother of four, and philanthropist.
“I am honored to host this important WGC Virtual Happy Hour conversation for Black Philanthropy Month” said Candace Dodson Reed, philanthropist and long-time WGC supporter. “Elevating the important stories of how women are giving in our community is critical as we work to engage others in collectively addressing critical issues in our community, and our country.”
Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), observed every August, is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving. The primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms, for the benefit of our planet, our communities, our organizations and our lives.
"We are excited to continue our support of National Black Philanthropy Month" said Hina Naseem and Judy Smith, co-Chairs of WGC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. "Informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership are among the goals of this annual celebration and we are committed to advancing this important work in philanthropy, both in our community and across the country."
This is the second year that the WGC is supporting National Black Philanthropy Month.
"The Women's Giving Circle of Howard County is among the first giving circles to support Black Philanthropy Month by becoming a sponsor" said BPM Co-Architect Valaida Fullwood, who founded a giving circle in North Carolina. "The WGC's continued support as a BPM Sponsor is helping to lead the way nationally for giving circles to promote and invest in black philanthropic leadership during August and year-round."
"We are very proud to continue our support for Black Philanthropy Month" said Barb Van Winkle, Chair of the Women's Giving Circle. "We look forward to promoting BPM's important work and invite the community to join us!”