Griffith Family Foundation kicks off Black Philanthropy Month

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Griffith Family Foundation announced plans for Black Philanthropy Month during a news conference Friday.

During the news conference, the Central Georgia Empowerment Fund Leadership Team shared information about public and virtual celebrations happening throughout August.

Attendees also got the chance to engage in a drum circle on the front lawn of the Tubman Museum to usher in the events.

“Everyone is welcome to participate in this collective effort to support Central Georgia’s black communities,” said Darius Maynard, spokesperson of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. “The empowerment fund will also unite and inspire African Americans’ involvement in philanthropy.”

This year’s theme — “To Give is to Heal.”

To learn more about Black Philanthropy Month, click here.

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Rashaad Vann comes to Georgia from Detroit, Michigan. He most recently worked as a Regional News Reporter and Sports Anchor for News Channel Nebraska in Norfolk, Nebraska. While in college, he interned at WSFA-TV and WVAS-FM in Montgomery. While growing up, he was always involved in sports such as football, swimming, track and cross country. After high school, he studied and graduated from Alabama State University with a degree in communications. Rashaad loves to travel because it offers an opportunity to learn and connect with different people. He’s a member and is involved in several different social and community service organizations that give back to the community locally and nationwide.