“The time is always right to do what is right.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For 45 years, the Foundation has worked to improve the quality of life in Westchester by addressing community issues, promoting responsible philanthropy,
and connecting donors to critical, local needs.
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"We're live!" Clockwise from top left: Dale Akinla, WCF Board Chair; Tyrone McKinley Freeman, author; Laura Rossi, WCF executive director.
Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: A Foundation Webinar
Recently we invited author Tyrone McKinley Freeman for a conversation about his new biography of Madam C. J. Walker. The daughter of enslaved parents, Walker became a successful entrepreneur, effective philanthropist, and America’s first
self-made female millionaire during the Jim Crow era, when opportunities were limited for African Americans. She was a philanthropist, though, long before she became wealthy.
Freeman talks about his exploration of Black women's philanthropy on our webinar and what he learned from Madam Walker. “Generosity," he says,"is ultimately a form of hope. We give as an expression of the possibilities to which we aspire and that we want to make real." MORE ...
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