Black Alumni Summit Webinar: Giving Circles at our Black Alumni Associatio...

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Webinar: Giving Circles at our Black Alumni Associations and Groups

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A native of Decatur, GA, Joy was raised with a high value of volunteering and commitment to education from her educator parents. As engaged volunteers in the community, Joy's parents instilled the importance of community building which she has continued as a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., where she coordinates community events and serves on several committees.

Joy is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a BS in Graphic Design and she received her MBA from University of Phoenix. Most of her professional career has been spent marketing for fortune 500 companies. The blending of her creative education and her corporate experience allows Joy to establish synergy by connecting the common dots.

Joy has served the Community Investment Network for over a decade and filled multiple roles that include, board member, secretary, and Co-Chair for the Atlanta Conference in 2016. Joy is also the founder of Circle of Joy (COJ) Giving Circle. As a group, members of the Circle pool their time, talent and treasure to strategically invest in improving the quality of life for the youth of the Atlanta Metro Area. In service, Joy also is a core movement partner on the Black Girls and Women consortium a movement granted 90 million to impact the legacy on Black girls and women in the south and a recent recipient on a Gates Foundation Grant to provide an equity centered tool for giving circles.

Community Investment Network

CIN is a national network of giving circles. A giving circle is a group who pool their personal time, talents, and treasure to address social issues in their communities using thoughtful giving strategies. The activities of a giving circle include grant making, advocacy and public education as complementary ways to demystify philanthropy by making it accessible and more democratic to everyday people. CIN understands the importance of guiding African Americans and people of color to the supply side of philanthropy and to be the first investors in their communities.

CIN provide workshops and educational services about charitable giving, donor advised funds, life insurance premiums, and other forms of planned giving to philanthropists of color. Additionally, we bridge grassroots philanthropy and institutional philanthropy by educating CIN members on how to connect with endowed foundations, churches, and other vehicles for people to give collectively when values and giving priorities align.

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