My Town: African American Philanthropy Summit

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WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – Plan to be educated and inspired!  “Giving Circles – The Gift of Giving,” is the theme of the Cleveland Foundation’s African American Philanthropy Summit on Saturday, April 21 at Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College East, 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights.

Leading financial specialists will deliver sessions for individuals, young adults, member organizations, churches, and businesses. The summit will run from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“Our goal is to inform participants about the power, impact, and mechanics of giving circles as vehicles for collective saving and gifting for charitable causes,” said Terri B. Eason, director of Gift Planning for the Cleveland Foundation.

National financial expert Glinda Bridgforth, owner of Bridgforth Financial & Associates, LLC of Detroit, Mich., will present the luncheon keynote address. Bridgforth is a noted financial consultant, author, and lecturer who explores the emotional and cultural factors that block financial success. She was one of the featured coaches on Oprah’s popular, six-part series, “ America’s Debt Diet.”

Registration is $40 for adults, $20 for youth (ages 16 to 25), and $25 for the luncheon keynote session only.

The African American Philanthropy Committee supports the Cleveland Foundation’s mission by promoting awareness and education to African Americans about the benefits of wealth and community preservation through philanthropy.

Click here for more information or to register for the event.