Monday, October 22, 2007
ARTICLE: Black churches have rich history of giving (The Virginian-Pilot - HamptonRoads.com/PilotOnline.com)
ARTICLE: Black churches have rich history of giving (The Virginian-Pilot - HamptonRoads.com/PilotOnline.com): "triking examples of black church philanthropy include Grove Baptist Church's $100,000 grant to Portsmouth public schools in 2005, and $500,000 pledged by two dozen congregations toward Norfolk State University's $15 million capital campaign. Black churches' tradition of charity reaches back to the era of segregation, when churches were the only institution providing blacks educational and human services, said Phillip D. Adams, a fundraising executive at Norfolk State. Adams said philanthropy professionals recognize that 'African Americans on the whole give a larger percentage of their income to charity than any other group.'"