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Texas Women's Foundation invites the community to its Virtual Viewpoints: Celebrating Black Philanthropy program on Thursday, August 20, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This informative program is free, but registration is required.

The event features a discussion about the existing impact and potential of Black philanthropy, particularly with respect to Black philanthropy’s role in advancing economic and racial justice, with a focus on current trends (such as giving societies/circles) and opportunities to get involved.

Panelists include:

Christa Brown-Sanford and Lisa Montgomery, members of The Village Giving Circle, LLC at Texas Women’s Foundation; and

Halima Leak Francis, Ph.D. and Cathryn McClellan Kelly, members of HERitage Giving Fund at Texas Women’s Foundation.

The moderator is Hattie Hill of the T.D. Jakes Foundation.  

Texas Women’s Foundation supports and hosts four circles, including these two African-American giving circles. Since 2016, the four giving circles hosted by Texas Women’s Foundation have awarded more than $500,000 to North Texas nonprofits.

For more information or to register for the webinar, visit

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About Texas Women’s Foundation:

Texas Women’s Foundation is Transforming Texas for Women and Girls, empowering them to build stronger, more equitable communities. Since 1985, the Foundation has been a trusted leader in advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. One of the world’s largest women’s foundations, the Foundation raises funding from a broad base of donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations. These resources support more than $6.3 million in annual investments that advance economic security and leadership for Texas women and girls. The Foundation’s statewide research on issues affecting women and girls provides decision-makers and lawmakers with critical data to inform policies, practices and programs in the state. Its advocacy, grantmaking and innovative programs support solutions that help Texas women and girls thrive. In addition, Texas Women’s Foundation is an acknowledged leader and advocate in the gender lens investing movement and has deployed 100% of its assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and social benefits to women and girls. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram or donate now

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