The WGC is proud to continue our support for Black Philanthropy Month 2020!
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."
Since it was established, BPM has reached roughly 17 million people and become an increasingly year-round, diasporic initiative that illuminates the ingenuity and transformative impact of generosity in Black communities.
"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."
Expanding and evolving each year, Black Philanthropy Month is characterized by a wave of high-impact events, media stories, proclamations and service projects online and in communities throughout August, with local and global dimensions.
"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 participating in a variety of ways."
Stay tuned for more information about Black Philanthropy Month, and how the WGC will continue to participate!