Tag Archives: black philanthropy

Making the needle move: Corporate men behind the birth of the UNCF telethon

Part Two of a two-part series Left to Right: Byron Glore, Wayman Smith, and Victor Julian What contributed to the success of the history-making UNCF Lou Rawls telethon? Leadership, collaboration, team work, and a respect for the individual goals of participating partners. In part one of this series, we provided a look at what went

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Making the needle move: The birth of the UNCF telethon

Part one of a two-part series Left to Right: Mel Shaw, Lou Rawls, and James Alston During its heyday (1980 – 1993), the United Negro College Fund’s Lou Rawls Parade of Stars was the largest African American special event in the United States held on one day. It forever changed African American philanthropy and how

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Encouraged and optimistic: If you build it they will come … good business model?

The African American museums and cultural institutions that have emerged across the United States are a testimony to perseverance. We have fought for our institutions; we now need to strategically ensure their survival and growth.

Encouraged and optimistic: Pressing Questions, Limited Resources and Support of the Arts

Many of our nonprofit cultural organizations, museums, and theaters across the nation are facing financial challenges because the level of support needed to assure their long-term financial, operational, and programmatic sustainability is simply not in place.