AFP members and non-members are invited to join us for our monthly program meeting with special guest presenter Valaida Fullwood
. Ms. Fullwood will present "Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month: Reframing portraits of philanthropy for a richer picture of generosity and community."
Described as an "idea whisperer," Valaida Fullwood brings unbridled imagination and a gift for harnessing wild ideas to her work as a writer, public speaker, and consultant on various projects and events. Valaida is the award-winning author of Giving Back
, which profiles stories of philanthropy among African Americans that was developed with photographer Charles Thomas. Giving Back
was named one of the 10 Best Black Books of 2011 and received the prestigious 2012 McAdam Book Award, which recognizes "the most inspirational and useful new book for the nonprofit sector."
Valaida is a recognized thought leader on African American philanthropy and community-led philanthropy and is frequently invited by a variety of groups to write, talk, and consult on the topic. She is featured in a 2013 TEDx Talk on philanthropy and was named the 2014 Lake Distinguished Visitor at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. In 2015, Valaida collaborated with HBCUs, museums, and other cultural institutions to launch the multimedia touring exhibit, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited. The exhibit has attracted major funding and is not touring cities nationwide.
Ms. Valaida has been invited to join us for our meeting as part of a joint partnership with the Sankofa Fund and the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.
Sankofa members are invited to join us for this event for $12 (see PayPal link or registration form below).
Lunch is included in your registration fee and will be served buffet style.
If you are pre-paid or are paying at the door for yourself, or you would like to preorder a vegetarian meal, please register here.