Authors: Rodney Jackson, Tavis Smiley (Foreword by), Emmett D. Carson (Afterword by)
ISBN Number: 9780470397923
Publish Date: March 30, 2009
Black philanthropy has been shaped by the real-ities of black life in North America since the eighteenth century. From churches to the Underground Railroad to abolitionist newspapers to colleges, Black America has been enriched with the actions of many individuals who have given of their time, their talents, and their money. Today, Black philanthropy has taken on a new face, one that requires intentionality and strategy in your use of time and talent, one that says, "I am willing to take risks with my treasure," and to which you can commit through actions that strengthen your community and its families by carrying out your own Covenant Commitment.
Starting with the Introduction by Tavis Smiley—author of The Covenant with Black America, which brilliantly advanced a plethora of bold strategies for addressing critical issues affecting the Black community today—A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America is one of the most authoritative collections of essays ever amassed on African-American philanthropy, written by an unprecedented compilation of professionals, including:
- Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink
- Harold Dean Trulear, Associate Professor of Applied Theology, Howard University School of Divinity
- Birgit Smith Burton, Senior Director of Foundation Relations, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Jeanette Davis-Loeb, founder and CEO, Rising Oak Foundation
- Stephanie Robinson, President and CEO, The Jamestown Project
- Sherece West, President, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
- Kermit "KC" Burton, Deputy Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
- Charisse Carney-Nunes, Senior Vice President, The Jamestown Project
- Carol Brunson Day, President and CEO, National Black Child Development Institute
- Judith Gordon Samuel, Partner, Samuel Consulting LLC
- Emmett D. Carson, President and CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Edited by Rodney Jackson, a leading philanthropic professional, A Philanthropic Covenant with Black America picks up where The Covenant with Black America left off, assisting Black communities in dealing more effectively with the pressing issues discussed in that book and thoughtfully addressing how to mobilize people and resources to use time, talent, and treasure to greatest advantage.
This seminal guide reveals how you can become an influential resource for social action and social change and harness the power of Black philanthropy for effective giving.