2017-12-29 / Arts & Entertainment

Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Campaign launches in Columbia

Contributed by Flock and Rally


Dora’s Hands Dora’s Hands After a nationwide tour, Columbia will serve as South Carolina’s inaugural host of Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited, a multimedia exhibition dedicated to sharing the tradition of African-American philanthropy. Opening February 10, 2018, at Richland Library, The Soul of Philanthropy presents the long and unsung legacy of black philanthropy— from generous donors of wealth to every day givers carving a way out of no way. Learn more and view the inaugural campaign video at tsopcola.org/stories/.

The inspiration for this exhibit comes from the award-winning book Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African- American Philanthropists, written by Charlotte, N.C. author Valaida Fullwood with photographer Charles Thomas.

The 400-page hardcover book celebrates the giving spirit through photography and stories that honor a centuries-old cultural custom. Valaida describes the books as “stories, so soulful and true, they resonate broadly and tap deeply at the core of people any and everywhere.”


Stack of Giving Back books Stack of Giving Back books The exhibit will run at Richland Library from February 10 through May 6. Richland Library is located at 1431 Assembly Street.

The goal of the exhibit is to showcase the rich heritage of black giving on all levels; raise awareness of philanthropy in all communities and inspire others to join the conversation about philanthropy; and celebrate stories of local South Carolina philanthropists.

Find out more about the exhibit via the website at www.tsopcola.org and join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook via @TSOPCola.



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