From ‘Insights on Faith and Giving’

As we embark upon our first Summit geared towards black millennials and giving, it would be an oversight not to acknowledge rich history of black philanthropy that has given us our wings. This piece by Valida is surely right on time! Shout to one of our Changing the Face of Philanthropy sponsors, The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving.
Enjoy!

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After a quick search of this blog, I’ve just realized that I failed to mention, here, an honor received months ago yet due to take effect in 2014. About six or seven months ago, the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy named me its 2014 Distinguished Visitor.

Selection as a Lake Distinguished Visitor is an honor of the highest order and I am thrilled. Leaders and associates of a prestigious program of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy recognized the work poured into the Giving Back Project, its uses to spark constructive community conversations and the threads of faith and religion that bind the book. As the Distinguished Visitor for 2014, I will have an opportunity to travel to Indianapolis and the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in fall 2014 to lead seminars, give lectures, share Giving Back and engage faculty and students from the various…

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