August is Black Philanthropy Month, which was first observed in 2011 and scaled nationally in 2013. Still, too few people have heard of what is essentially a call to action to recognize and support the efforts and impacts of charities in Black communities. To kick off Black Philanthropy Month in Dallas, FWD>DFW and CW33 introduced viewers to Young Black & Giving Back Institute 2019 Philanthropist of the Year Akilah Wallace.
“This is a month where we celebrate and honor the contributions of not only individual and institutional philanthropists but also the organizations that are on the ground who are carrying out the work, the Black women and men who are leading nonprofits who are fully committed to ensuring that the resources that are needed to grow and sustain and rebuild our communities are available,” Wallace told CW33 journalist Andy Nguyen about Black Philanthropy Month.
Excerpted from Dallas Morning News. Read the full article here.