Soul of Columbia: Reframing Philanthropy

Women Engaged (W.E.), an African American Giving Circle, will host a multigenerational discussion on responsive giving in conjunction with a Pop-Up, abridged edition of The Soul of Philanthropy art exhibit – a photographic and narrative exploration of conscious giving for social change that is currently touring the country.  The event will be held 5pm on Saturday, August 29, 2015  at the Frame of Mind Gallery – 140 State Street, West Columbia SC 29169

Entering its fifth year of observance, Black Philanthropy Month is designed as a multimedia campaign—online and within communities—to inform, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership.   During August, communities of color are encouraged to expand their paradigm and to remember that EVERYONE has valuable resources to give and share.  “The Gallery is the perfect place for us to hold a discussion about the new “Frame of Mind” that we all need to develop regarding our capacity to give – and  specifically how women can help shift that view to address social challenges.” states Anita Garrett, one of the event organizers.  Through education and awareness about the true nature of philanthropy, individuals are asked to think creatively about how they might pool their resources and make strategic decisions in response to the needs of their communities.

Guest speakers include Dr. Tanya Smith Brice – Dean, School of Health and Human Services, Benedict College and Valaida Fullwood –  Lecturer and Award Winning Author of Giving Back.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

The event is free, however seating is limited and advance registration is required via phone (803) 272-8734 or online at

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Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey is the Chief Curator of Information at The MinorityEye a nationally recognized news blog that focuses on news, events and issues relevant minority communities. He is also an Integrated Marketing Communication Specialist at TME Media Group. His firm provides consulting and training services to non-traditional entrepreneurs as well as corporate, state and local agencies on how to develop integrated marketing strategies that connect with minority consumers.

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