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Lunch & Learn: 3 Ways of Seeing African American Philanthropy
August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
Explore & celebrate the history of African American philanthropy in the U.S.
African American philanthropy represents a deep history and culture of giving in the United States. This Lunch & Learn presentation will help practitioners better understand the history, versatility, and impact of this community’s generosity on our country.
Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, associate professor of philanthropic studies at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow, will share three important features of African American philanthropy from the colonial era to the present.
Hone your cultural competencies for engaging with donors of color as we explore:
- Historical examples of African American giving.
- An expanded understanding of diverse types of gift-giving in the African American tradition to inform your relationships.
- How to meet donors of color where they are using preferred platforms and vehicles.
- Characteristics and trends in gift-giving within African American philanthropy today.
Deadline to Register: August 20
Dr. Freeman’s work has appeared or been cited in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, USA Today, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, NewsOne, The Conversation, Black Perspectives, Philanthropy Women, Chronicle of Philanthropy, CASE Currents, and Advancing Philanthropy. He is the co-author of Race, Gender, and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations. Learn more about Dr. Freeman.
Interested in learning more?
Watch the short video below to learn more about what inspired Dr. Freeman to write his most recent book, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow. Find it anywhere books are sold or click here to purchase online at a 30% discount using the code F20UIP.