The Convo

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

—  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where Our Conversations About Giving Back Are Occurring

40+ gatherings, in 17 communities, across 11 states and counting. Schedule yours today!

Nominated for a 2012 CLASSY Award for Most Effective Awareness Campaign by a Charity

Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) Giving Campaign Luncheon
November 7, 2012 12:00PM
Myers Park Country Club
Charlotte, NC

“Power, Politics and Philanthropy” State of the Race Conference
October 19, 2012 4:00PM
Bay Area Blacks in Philanthropy
San Francisco, CA

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. / African American Associate Network
October 17, 2012 6:00PM
Charlotte, NC

Philanthropist, Where For ART Thou
October 4, 2012 6:00PM
2012 CIN Conference
Birmingham, AL

Foundation for the African Diaspora
September 19, 2012 6:00PM
Columbus, OH

2012 Terry McAdam Book Award Ceremony
August 9, 2012 12:00PM
Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference
JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

UPTOWN Magazine’s Charlotte Catalyst Reception
July 19, 2012 06:00PM
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards Gala
May 17, 2012 06:30PM
The Anderson Center at Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Council on Foundations 2012 Annual Philanthropy Conference
“Giving Back” book signing
April 29, 2012 04:30PM
Hotel JW Marriott L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA

April 21, 2012 08:00AM
Corporate College East
4400 Richmond Road , Warrensville Heights, OH

Hosted by The Denver Foundation, The Links, Inc.-Denver Chapter, Blair-Caldwell Library,
Community Investment Network (CIN) and Denver African American Philanthropists
April 18, 2012 05:30PM
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO

March 29, 2012 12:00PM
Foundation For The Carolinas

220 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

March 02, 2012 08:50AM
Grandover Resort

1000 Club Drive, Greensboro, NC

South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations
February 29, 2012 10:15AM
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC

February 28, 2012 12:00PM
The BookMark at Founders Hall
100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

February 28, 2012 09:00AM
WFAE 90.7 FM, Charlotte, NC

Author appearance, February 26, 2012 03:00PM
Burke County Public Library
204 South Main Street, Morganton, NC

“Giving Back” book signing
February 25, 2012 10:00AM
First Methodist Church
200 North King Street, Morganton, NC

Hosted by Heritage Quilters
February 05, 2012 02:00PM
Warren County Memorial Library
119 S. Front Street, Warrenton, NC

Author appearance, January 31, 2012 12:00PM
Mecklenburg County Health Department

249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte, NC


January 26, 2012 06:00PM
Georgia-Pacific Auditorium
133 Peachtree street, Atlanta, GA

MLK Day Celebration at the Gantt Center
“Giving Back” book signing
January 16, 2012 03:45PM
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC

“Giving Back” book talk and panel discussion
January 11, 2012 08:00AM
YWCA Central Carolinas
3420 Park Road, Charlotte, NC

December 22, 2011 11:30AM
Radio show, Miami Shores, FL

December 18, 2011 02:30PM
Mint Museum

500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC


December 18, 2011 01:00PM
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC

December 16, 2011 12:00PM
The Bookmark at Founders Hall
100 North Tryon Street, 2nd Floor, Charlotte, NC

December 07, 2011 07:00PM
Park Road Books
4139 Park Road , Charlotte, NC

“Giving Back” Book Signing
December 06, 2011 05:30PM
Levine Museum of the New South
200 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC

December 05, 2011 08:30AM
PNC Bank Place
800 17th Street, NW , Washington, DC

Giving Back’ book signing w/ author Valaida
November 18, 2011 06:00PM
Gaston Chapel AME Church
November 17, 2011 06:00PM
Red @ 28th
2424 N. Davidson Street , Charlotte, NC

November 11, 2011 11:00AM
3242 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC

November 01, 2011 08:30AM
West Charlotte Recreation Center
2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC

October 27, 2011 05:30PM
The Light Factory Museum of Contemporary Photography and Film

345 North College Street, Charlotte, NC

August 10, 2011 07:30AM
Minneapolis, MN


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