POISE Foundation Lifts Message of Black Philanthropy

Sharnay Hearn-Davis

Sharnay Hearn-Davis

For too long, said Valaida Fullwood, African-Americans have been identified primarily as beneficiaries of philanthropy instead of recognized as donors who have provided money, time and talents to ignite change in communities and individual lives.

“We’re also on the supply side of philanthropy,” said the award-winning writer and consultant who believes August’s designation as Black Philanthropy Month can help raise the profile of charitable giving among African-Americans and boost collaboration on philanthropic initiatives among all racial groups.

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