‘We have to pay for our own liberation’

Written by Gloria Webb, a CIN member since 2007

2011 CIN Leadership Summit participants | photo by Sino Chum of Camko Studios

The 2011 CIN Leadership Summit, the first weekend of October, was absolutely wonderful!  Penn Center provided the ideal conference atmosphere for creating strategies for the future and reflecting on the past. The interactive experiences allowed us to review our progress and formulate new ideas. Most of all, I enjoyed the 6.5-minute slideshow presentations by each giving circle because the stories broadened my awareness of how circles use their time, talent and treasure.

Roasted oyster feast at Gullah Grub Restaurant | photo by Sino Chum

The Summit allowed me to meet like-minded friends and exchange ideas for improving our community through philanthropic endeavors. This year, I learned more about investigating systems such as the judicial system and the school system. This information allows us to create change that helps our youth and communities.

Gladys Washington of Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation delivered an enlightening message! An important challenge she posed to all was that “We have to pay for our own liberation.”

Gloria Webb | photo by Sino Chum

I can’t close without complementing the outstanding customer service and delicious food! Hats off to those individuals who planned this sensational 2011 CIN Leadership Summit!

Gloria M. Webb is a retired educator and founding member of Atlanta’s Circle of Joy, a CIN giving circle. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Clark Atlanta University. 

About valaida

writer. thinker. listener. idea whisperer. traveler. mad word geek. absolute scrabble freak. drinker of life. da*n good friend. ridiculous foodie. imaginative dreamer. afflicted party planner. kind conqueror. okra lover. hillbilly w/ southern roots far-stretched global sights. author of book that reframes portraits of philanthropy. Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists | http://bit.ly/htLxQU
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