IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE.

IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER.

AFRICAN PROVERB

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE VILLAGE

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE VILLAGE

BECOME A VILLAGE MEMBER

become a donor

Becoming a friend of The Village is a great way to become an advocate for African-American philanthropic efforts. Friends of The Village will have the opportunity to attend the philanthropy speaker series and participate in other educational events.

Village Members are the heart of The Village Giving Circle and the key to transforming our communities. We’ve built a sisterhood around giving back.

Being a Member provides opportunities to participate in The Village grants, site visits, and selection process.

The bigger the circle, the bigger the impact in our community. While voting membership is limited to women who contribute at a certain level, anyone can make a gift of any size in support of The Village’s mission.

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"I believe there is power in a concerted effort to strengthen our community"

Ena Willams Koschel

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"I love making a difference with my sisters"

Christa Brown Sanford

Gwen George bw

"Giving to our people gives me such an incredible feeling of purpose."

Gwen George

Shonn Brown bw

"I want to highlight the generosity of African-American women"

A. Shonn Brown

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"I want to show my daughter what's possible when Black women work for each other and with each other"

Vera Ingram

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"It's rooted in the values and beliefs I received from my parents . . ."

Aliah Henry

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"I want to make my daughters proud"

Shawn Wills

Diane Reeves bw

"Our community is worth it"

Diane Reeves

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"I want to showcase the power of our collective voice to change and elevate our Black community"

Janiece Evans-Page

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"I care about investing in our community for the next generation"

Donna James-Harvey

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"My Village invested in me and I wanted to pay it forward"

Vicki Blanton

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"Our Community Needs Us"

Lisa Montgomery

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"I'm passionate about making a difference"

Tara Buckner

Lisa Gardner bw

"Pouring into our community gives me purpose"

Lisa Gardner

Sheri Crosby Wheeler bw

"We have the power to influence change when we work together"

Sheri Crosby Wheeler

Leticia McGowan bw

"I was raised by a Village that nurtured me and helped me reach my goals"

Leticia D. McGowan

Jill Louis bw

"Inclusion means including our philanthropic voices"

Jill Louis

Renee Sample bw

"My parents taught me that giving back is imperative"

Renee Sample

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"Women can change the world when we work together"

Renee Gadson

Kristi Nelson bw

"I want to make a conscious effort to improve our community"

Kristi Nelston

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