Yvonne Moore, Founder and Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy delivers a keynote speech on the value Be Bold! at the 2018 Segal Family Foundation Annual Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
This is a reflection from a networking visit I made during this year’s European Foundation Centre’s Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The conference theme was “Culture Matters: Connecting citizens, uniting communities.”
Dr. Dionne Poulton interviews Yvonne Moore, Principal Philanthropic Advisor of Moore Philanthropy, and former Chief of Staff to filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail E. Disney. Listen as Yvonne candidly shares her exciting experience advising and overseeing her clients’ individual and family wealth.
As a philanthropist and philanthropic practitioner from the African American diaspora, I was initially excited to explore your issue on Diaspora philanthropy and excited to know that philanthropy by and for communities from myriad diasporas around the world might find an audience among the mainstream philanthropic community.
Moore Philanthropy is a signatory on the Joint Foundation Statement on Immigration. Initiated by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees, more than 190 philanthropic institutions have signed in support of this statement.
We have a crisis in philanthropy. And I use the word crisis on purpose; love of humankind is the foundation upon which a culture (not the institutions) of philanthropy was birthed and later institutionalized.
Philanthropy in this country did not begin with the creation of institutions established by oil and steel magnates, or with savvy investors. The origins and forms are numerous, but for me—a Black woman in America—philanthropy is ancient, personal, inter-generationally nurtured, and, quite honestly, expected.