Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month in Arizona
August is Black Philanthropy Month. The African-American Women’s Giving & Empowerment Circle is celebrating 10 years of impact, a new leadership team and an upcoming grant cycle this fall. The African-American Women’s Giving and Empowerment Circle transforms the lives of African American women and girls in Arizona through the collective investment of time, treasure and talent.
Teresa Toney, chair of the African American Women’s Giving & Empowerment Circle and Katelyn Harris Lange, head of communications, joins Horizon to discuss more about this month.
The African-American Women’s Giving & Empowerment Circle is a group of African American women who have come together, pooling their resources, their values and their time, to bring change where they feel it is needed most in the community.
The group is organized under the Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative. Giving circles invite members to each make a charitable gift to a single fund to address needs of mutual importance, and then work together to award grants to organizations serving those needs.