Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Connecticut’s Community Giving (RECORDED)
A virtual conversation with philanthropists from across the state of Connecticut who have identified a need and are “giving gifts of time, talent, and treasure to make life better for others.” Presented in Partnership with Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and The Prosperity Foundation.
Aug 24, 2022
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Panelists: Carl Hardrick, Paula Irvin, Jo Ann Price & Daniel Trust. Moderator: Babz Rawls-Ivy
(L-R) Panelists Carl Hardrick, Paula Irvin, JoAnn Price, Daniel Trust. Moderator Babz Rawls-Ivy
Presented in partnership:
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
The Prosperity Foundation
A virtual conversation with philanthropists from across the state of Connecticut who have identified a need and are "giving gifts of time, talent and treasure to make life better for others."
We often think that philanthropy requires long-term planning, large sums of up-front money, and a particular socioeconomic status to be considered a philanthropist. What is needed is a heart to give. The word "philanthropy" means “love of humanity.” It is the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed mainly by the generous donation of money to good causes, but nowhere in that definition does it mention the amount of money required. You merely have to have a heart to give, and as the national Black Philanthropy Month theme states, the "fierce urgency of NOW!"
Carl Hardrick, Senior Advisor, Brother Carl Institute
Paula Irvin, President, New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
JoAnn Price, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners, Inc.
Daniel Trust, Executive Chairman, Daniel Trust Foundation
Babz Rawls-Ivy Editor, The Inner-City News; Host/Co-Producer, LoveBabz LoveTALK; Founder, The Freed Woman Fund
Anybody can be a philanthropist and there is no one way to do it. Giving can help solve problems, bring down barriers, build communities, create legacies and more! At the Aug. 24 conversation, "Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Connecticut’s Community Giving," panelists representing different platforms for giving back shared their insights and unique journeys to being philanthropic.
What We Heard
- Everyday people are philanthropists, not just the wealthy or well-known.
- Passion and commitment are as important as money.
- Philanthropy can pull people together to intervene in issues that affect the community.
- By giving, you gain credibility in your cause and inspire others to give.
- When giving, it is important to lead with humility.
- Resources are available to help anyone get started.
Resources and Panelist Organization Links
- Black Philanthropy Month: Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year. The theme for 2022 is “Fierce Urgency of Now!"
- Celebrating Black Philanthropy: Stories and highlights from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
- Daniel Trust Foundation: The Foundation provides mentorship and scholarships to first-generation and low-income students in the United States.
- Brother Carl Hardrick Institute: The Institute promotes community engagement and violence prevention, building on Carl Hardrick’s work with youth in the streets of Hartford for more than 50 years,
- NHAC of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Inspired by the rich legacy of the 22 visionary Founders of Delta, 23 sorors from Greater New Haven chartered the New Haven Alumnae Chapter in October of 1959, committed to exemplary community service in our area.
- Black Philanthropy Month at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Observed every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration. A new organizing concept frames the BPM campaign each year. The theme for #BPM2022 is “Fierce Urgency of Now!"
Learn more about Black Philanthropy Month at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.