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BRIC Fund Op-Ed: Black Philanthropy Month Marks a Legacy of Generosity – By LaDawn Sullivan

Updated: Aug 28, 2023

Throughout the month of August, we celebrate Black Philanthropy Month. This is a time when the community celebrates the richness and spirit of our culture while also focusing on the importance of generosity. At the root, philanthropy is best defined as the love of humankind. We embrace this love and legacy of giving year-round while elevating its importance during this month and especially on August 28th, Black Giving Day. This day is recognized for the occurrence of numerous catalyzing events throughout modern Black History in America, both horrific and awe-inspiring, such as the March on Washington and the I Have a Dream speech, which was delivered 60 years ago. We celebrate Black Giving Day in commemoration of countless and invaluable contributions of time, talent, treasure, testimony and social ties made by, and within Black communities year after year. Black philanthropy is invested in addressing the struggle and adversity while elevating Black joy and triumph.


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