Full house for a much needed conversation on and . Angela Davis & Connie Hill-Johnson on stage
A photography exhibit dedicated to sharing the tradition of time, talent, and treasure in the Africa
Full house for a much needed conversation on and . Angela Davis & Connie Hill-Johnson on stage
Who’s joining us tomorrow for an amazing discussion on The Power of Prohibited Words? Sold Out event-catch us on-site- LIVE at 4:00 pm EST!
Philanthropy is the heartbeat of compassion, bridging the gaps that divide us. It fuels innovation, aids those in need, and fosters a sense of shared responsibility for our world. Through giving, we not only uplift lives but also nourish the collective spirit, making our world a better place for all.
Extend A Helping Hand; Give Hope.
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Leta Obertacz brings 20 years of fundraising experience to The Cleveland Foundation as the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy. In 2022, she was recognized as one of Cleveland Magazine's Women of Distinction and in 2021 she was a Soul of Philanthropy nominee.
She had the unique opportunity to tour the country as a professional performer with a variety of artists and groups, including the NBA for the Nets.
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The NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology is where Shawn Starr Wilson constantly addresses and educates peers, community members, program supervisors, and school administrators/staff on the intersectionality and diversity of Black and LGBTQ+ youth experiences.
While often stereotyped, ignored, and underrepresented, Wilson reminds everyone to listen, respect, and uplift these youth’s voices.
S – Strength
T – Talent
A – Artist
R – Regal
R – Royalty
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Embrace the profound wisdom of kindness and gratitude, both in the present moment and within the narratives we weave. These virtues have the power to transform lives, heal wounds, and connect us all. In practicing them, we unlock the keys to a richer, more meaningful existence.
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Giving circles not only support with dollars, but also build awareness, volunteer, become board members and more. A giving circle builds community and allows each of us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started together!!
Be a catalyst for change! Your contribution to the Cleveland Black Equity & Humanity Fund empowers communities, fosters equality, and fuels progress. Join the movement toward a more just and inclusive future. Together, we can make a lasting impact and amplify voices for a brighter tomorrow.
Join The Movement!
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Discover a world where everyone radiates with beauty, where stories illuminate your mind, and where the soul is ignited with passion and inspiration. African Americans donate 25 percent more of their discretionary income to charity.
Visit the exhibit and consider a donation toward a triumphant movement! Support Black Philanthropy!
Have you ever experienced the joy of giving? It is beyond words.
Set an example for others! Yes you can!!
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Embrace a philanthropic life, where the joy of giving back is your constant companion. The satisfaction of making a positive impact on others' lives will be a legacy you'll cherish forever. A life of philanthropy is one filled with purpose, gratitude, and endless fulfillment.
During our inaugural TSOPCLE Opening/Awards Ceremony, we recognized Steve Minter’s long and rich legacy of philanthropy.
Lead a life that you want others to live!
Do you have your tickets to “The Power of Prohibited Words” with Angela Davis and our very own Connie Hill Johnson on 10/3/23?
Recently, there have been increased efforts to restrict access to certain books in schools and libraries--particularly those that cover LGBTQ+ and racial equity topics.
Tickets are now on sale for this much needed conversation! Click the link in our bio for tickets!
Yesterday's dreams inspire today's actions, igniting the path toward tomorrow's transformative journey. Each step a brushstroke, painting the canvas of a limitless future. We have books for SALE! DM us for details!
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Balancing Acts ❤️ - Philanthropy's noble efforts should illuminate, not overshadow, the systemic economic injustices that fuel its necessity. Addressing root causes while giving back ensures a sustainable impact on society's betterment.
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Cleveland has built a long and prominent reputation of philanthropy and is the recognized home to the world’s first community foundation. Today, Cleveland is poised to shape the future of philanthropy, leading to work that’s more inclusive, responsive and reflective of the community. Today we salute all who have helped collaborate with us!
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Demetrius Williams was nominated for developing and implementing a youth wrestling program for underprivileged youth in Cleveland. He teaches us how to break the downward cycle, teaching life skills, physical fitness, confidence, compassion, leadership and teamwork.
The practice of giving in the Black community has been around for centuries. African American families have—more than any other racial group—contributed the largest portion of their wealth to charity.
Millions of people come together in new ways to amplify their involvement in Black-led philanthropic efforts annually. Support for these organizations brings awareness to Black-led nonprofits’ progress and unresolved challenges.
That’s why heightened visibility and increased funding are critical to these nonprofits’ sustainability. The opportunities surrounding Black Philanthropy Month open the door for people to participate in education around these causes and establish strong charitable relationships that extend far beyond August.
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In the community, the rich hues of generosity shine brightly. A tribute to those who give back, painting our world with compassion and unity.
Everyone has their own contributions!
Everyone has their unique contributions!
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Generosity promotes the cycle of giving and receiving, intertwining our hearts in a dance of interconnectedness, where compassion and abundance flow hand in hand. Consider donating to the Cleveland Black Equity & Humanity Fund today to help sustain black giving in NE Ohio.
Spread love. Spread happiness.
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A giving circle brings a group of people with shared values together to collectively discuss and decide where to make a pooled gift. Giving circles use philanthropic collective action for the benefit of their communities.
These groups, which vary in their structure and goals, bring individuals together to learn about community issues and solutions and subsequently use their collective funds to make a difference. Do you have like-minded people to pool your funds with?
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Our Outstanding Young Adult Philanthropist category recognizes service by an outstanding individual (19-40 years old), youth group or youth-generated project that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the community through direct financial support, development of charitable programs, volunteering, and/or leadership.
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Steve Minter’s work so many years ago, created momentum for increased philanthropy in northeast Ohio’s African American communities. As such, it can be said that Steve Minter birthed the movement that inspired “The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland”, along with the two entities “Celebrate Those Who Give Black”™ and “The Cleveland Black Equity and Humanity Fund” that will remain and deliver value forever.
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True philanthropy lies in the desire to create positive change. Donors generously contribute not just to our organization, but to the noble mission of making the world a better place for all.
Together we can make a difference! Let’s get started!!
Join us in recognizing and honoring the incredible individuals who selflessly give back to their communities, uplifting and empowering those in need. Let's celebrate their invaluable contributions and acknowledge that every act of giving, no matter how small, holds the power to make a meaningful difference.
Always remember your contribution matters!! Let’s get united for a better cause!!
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Beyond the monetary results, philanthropy is a testament to the power of humanity. It's about forging connections, inspiring generosity, and creating positive change together. Each donor, volunteer, and beneficiary forms the heart of philanthropy, embodying compassion and the shared goal of making a difference in people's lives.
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Dr. Rachel has championed diversity, equity and inclusion in her “GodJob,” described as “The work that is inspired by the spirit.”
She and husband James Talton established the Synergy Talton Fund at the Akron Community Foundation to distribute grants to non-profit organizations focused on serving marginalized communities – particularly Black families – in education, health care, housing, and criminal justice.
Philanthropy is “love in action”.....Dr. Rachel https://tsopcle.com/2021-honorees/dr-rachel-talton/
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Let's honor those who give with a heart full of compassion. Together, we shall celebrate the unsung heroes who make a positive impact in our communities.
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Discover the true essence of grace through the act of giving. Trust us, by doing so you will embrace the joy of selflessness as you extend a helping hand, touch lives, and make a difference. In giving, we find the truest expression of our humanity.
What could be a better way than joining us?
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Emerging Philanthropist Stephanie Wahome-Lassiter promotes mental, emotional, and physical health education and opportunities for youth and adults in underserved communities. She also has volunteered to create, organize and grow a team of over 80 committed volunteers to provide health summits, ongoing programming, and mentorship for over 8,000 youth in Greater Cleveland.
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Giving Circles are a great way to show your participation and improve collaborative efforts. It’s time to give your time, talent, and treasure to make a difference in the community.
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Embrace the power within and be ready to bring a striving change! Together, we can transcend boundaries and forge a lasting legacy. Your contribution matters to make our community stand out and stronger.
Join us as we unite to create a brighter future, hand in hand, for a cause that truly matters.
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Meet Veranda, our hidden philanthropist who has inspired thousands of women and children through Pregnant with Possibilities (PWP), a non-profit organization focused on erasing the stigma around teen motherhood. PWP also addresses high infant mortality in Black babies which is double the rate of white babies.
Let’s show your support to Veranda who is already an inspiration to women out there.
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Empowerment lies in uplifting others. By lifting someone else, you rise higher yourself, creating a ripple effect of positive change and personal growth.
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Congratulations to Dameyonna Willis- for being recognized in the inaugural class of Dope Black Women You Should Know - created and hosted by 🤎🎉🎊👏🏾 📸credit
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The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland is a collaboration of civic and community leaders, volunteer activists and philanthropists in Greater Cleveland. They united to create a vehicle that will educate and inform audiences about the rich history of African-American charitable giving.
Philanthropy can make a real difference in people's lives.
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Making a difference in your community starts with taking action and getting involved.
Volunteer your time, donate to local causes, and advocate for . Small actions can have a big impact, so don't underestimate the power of your contribution.
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Raising awareness can change someone else’ life!
Today we honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! We celebrate his work, his service, and his legacy!
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About The Soul of Philanthropy (TSOP)
The Soul of Philanthropy (TSOP) reframes portraits of philanthropy. Comprising highly innovative presentations of over a dozen vignette stories and more than 50 black-and-white images, the exhibition conjures philanthropic musings across generations. Created by Valaida Fullwood A robust offering of talks, panel discussions and public forums accompany the exhibition and allow groups to explore a broad range of topics to ignite a movement of conscious philanthropy by empowering a generation of Americans to recognize their power and responsibility to give back.
About The Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland (TSOPCLE)
The characteristics, impact, and legacy of African-American charitable giving is an untold narrative in the story of American philanthropy. Black communities have significant giving power. Two-thirds of Black households give $11 billion charitable dollars. Despite Black households just having six percent of the wealth of white households, they give twenty-five percent more than their white counterparts. Traditional philanthropy does not account for the many informal giving pathways that African-American communities participate in, and tend to overlook people of color in traditional giving spaces.
TSOPCLE, is a collaboration of volunteer activists and philanthropists in greater Cleveland united to create a vehicle that educates and informs about the rich history of African-American charitable giving while also creating a vehicle of philanthropy that galvanizes and empowers communities of color.
The TSOPCLE exhibition will represent the Cleveland community and remain after the national TSOP exhibition has ended. The Cleveland exhibition will present a collection of historic and contemporary stories and imagery about the philanthropic endeavors of African Americans in our region.
TSOPCLE Executive Steering Committee
Connie Hill-Johnson, Visiting Angels, Managing Partner Teleange Thomas, Foundation Center, Midwest, Director Cecil Lipscomb, United Black Fund, Executive Director Susan Hall, Indiana Historical Society, Coordinator of African American History Kevin Johnson, NexGen Interactive, Managing Partner
Program Director Arlene Watson
TSOPCLE Steering Committee Chairs
Cleveland Black Equity & Humanity Fund
The Cleveland Black Equity and Humanity Fund (CBEHF) is one of a number of sustainable outcomes resulting from the 2019 Soul of Philanthropy Cleveland exhibition. The vision is a sustainable fund, seeded by African Americans and community allies that can support and facilitate philanthropic investment in causes and issues that promote and support Black-led social and economic change throughout northeast Ohio.
The fund endeavors to encourage the development and focus of institutional, political, and philanthropic influence in Cleveland’s Black community. The Cleveland Black Equity and Humanity Fund (CBEHF) intends to address the specific issues impacting the Black community while expanding the capacity for multiracial coalitions to engage in issues of racial, social, and economic justice. The desired outcome of the CBEHF’s activities and investments is the inclusion and empowerment of a thriving community of color; a community positioned to be an active, impactful partner, joined with those entities involved in planning and executing the resurgence of community in and around Cleveland, Ohio.
The Cleveland Black Equity and Humanity Fund will be managed by, and funds distributed at the direction of, a group of local civic leaders and community stakeholders. The fund will be professionally invested by local investment managers and disbursed by United Black Fund.