The characteristics, impact, and legacy of African-American charitable giving is an untold narrative in the story of American philanthropy. Candid along with United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, The Cleveland History Center, The Soul of Philanthropy and others felt strongly that it was essential to uplift the story of giving from the African American experience. This partnership resulted in the creation of The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland and the local exhibit, Celebrate Those Who Give Black.
Cleveland Ohio, has joined about a dozen cities that has taken steps to reframe philanthropy, centering “black giving” in a national conversation on philanthropy and uplift black led-social change models. This powerful collaboration demonstrates effective strategies, including social media, programming, integration of art and culture, ally-ship and donor engagement for decolonizing the philanthropy narrative.
This talk will feature Cecil Lipscomb, Executive Director of United Black Fund, Inc; Connie Hill Johnson, Board of Director, The Cleveland Foundation; and Valaida Fullwood, creator of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed & Exhibited