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Lunch & Learn: 3 Ways of Seeing African American Philanthropy

August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm EDT

Lunch & Learn: Three Ways of Seeing African American Philanthropy

We’re online! This session will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email from Eventbrite before the event.

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.


Price: Free!
Deadline to Register: August 20

Photo of Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman
Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar and teacher who serves as Associate Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Director of Undergraduate Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Previously, he was a professional fundraiser and Associate Director of The Fund Raising School where he trained nonprofit leaders around the globe. His research focuses on philanthropy in communities of color and philanthropy in higher education. His latest book is titled, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow.

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.


August 25, 2021
12:00 pm–1:00 pm EDT
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