HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE VILLAGE
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.
"It's rewarding to give to causes I care about"
"I believe there is power in a concerted effort to strengthen our community"
Ena Willams Koschel
"I love making a difference with my sisters"
Christa Brown Sanford
"Giving to our people gives me such an incredible feeling of purpose."
"I want to highlight the generosity of African-American women"
A. Shonn Brown
"I want to show my daughter what's possible when Black women work for each other and with each other"
"It's rooted in the values and beliefs I received from my parents . . ."
"I want to make my daughters proud"
"Our community is worth it"
"I want to showcase the power of our collective voice to change and elevate our Black community"
"I care about investing in our community for the next generation"
"My Village invested in me and I wanted to pay it forward"
"Our Community Needs Us"
"I'm thankful to be able to give back and be a blessing to others"
"It's meaningful to make a collective impact on our community"
Dr. Margo McClinton Stoglin
"I'm passionate about making a difference"
"Our legacy as Black women is too precious to forsake"
"I want to make a difference in our community"
"I believe everyone has something to give"
"Supporting and uplifting each other helps our community"
"Pouring into our community gives me purpose"
"We have the power to influence change when we work together"
Sheri Crosby Wheeler
"I want to continue in the tradition of benevolence started during Emancipation and Reconstruction."
"I was raised by a Village that nurtured me and helped me reach my goals"
Leticia D. McGowan
"Inclusion means including our philanthropic voices"
"My parents taught me that giving back is imperative"
"Women can change the world when we work together"
"I want to make a conscious effort to improve our community"
"I want to make a difference for future generations"
"It is our duty to nurture hope, be compassionate and with every deed sow a seed.