Category Archives: Member Profiles

Making a difference: 10 questions for Terri Southall

Terri Southall is a member of The Birmingham Change Fund.  Giving Back is in her DNA.  1) Who are and what do you know about your ancestors? Mother’s Side – Lydia (Garner) Southall Irene and Coleman Wilson lived in Whitehall, … Continue reading

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Making a difference: 10 questions for Beverly Guillory Andry

Dr. Beverly Guillory Andry is a member of the Zawadi Fund in New Orleans with deep roots in Louisiana. She is a professor of Entrepreneurship at Xavier University, and serves as a board member of the New Orleans Jazz and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Beijing: giving and sharing love, be grateful and be humble

Nathan Brown Jr. is a student (Political Science Major, Criminology Minor) at the University of Denver and a member of Denver African American Philanthropists. Below are his reflections from studying abroad in Beijing from August-December 2012. _______ In the Fall … Continue reading

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Valaida’s 2012 Retrospective: publishing, framers of philanthropy and “the book”

Valaida Fullwood, is a founding member of Charlotte’s New Generation of African American Philanthropists giving circle as well as a member of the CIN board since 2009. Yet, she is becoming most recognizable as the author of Giving Back: A … Continue reading

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Q+A with Akira Barclay: the value of Black giving circles in the evolution of community philanthropy

 Akira Barclay is a recent Fellow at the The Center of Philanthropy and Civil Society, as well as a blogger for BlackGivesBack.com, and a member of EPIP’s New York chapter. Here she discusses her Fellowship, philanthropy as a mother, how … Continue reading

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Looking to Birmingham: how history and media solve challenges

Jana Baldwin, a member of the Black Benefactors, mentions the following as a few reasons that she is excited to attend The Philanthropic Renaissance: The reasons that I am going to Birmingham are to: (1) Learn how other giving circles … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Anthony Hicks

Anthony Hicks is one of the members of Denver African American Philanthropists. Here are his ten answers about camaraderie and community, life and his family, and what he reads online and in books.  1. Where do you get your inspiration … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Travis Joshua

The Circle of Joy is excited to have a few new members who have joined their circle this spring. Among them is Travis Joshua, the first male in the Atlanta-based giving circle. Here are Travis’ answers to questions about inspiration, … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Earlean Henderson

Earlean is a founding member of the Heritage Quilters of Warrenton, North Carolina.  She offers the following succinct answers about her life, background and motivations for giving: 1. Where do you get your inspiration from? I get my inspiration from … Continue reading

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10 Questions for Antoine Medley

Where do you get your inspiration from? I am inspired by my daughters. Since their birth each day I get up with the thought that they are looking at me to set the example for them. There is no greater … Continue reading

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