‘Soul of Philanthropy’ exhibit returns

The “Soul of Philanthropy” exhibit is returning to The Commons in downtown Columbus during August.

The exhibit focuses on the philanthropic efforts of the local African-American community and honors more than 20 individuals, ranging from some of the earliest African American residents to the youngest activists of today. An accompanying slide show highlights the work of many others.

The month-long exhibit is located int he lobby near the Chaos sculpture.

Black Philanthropy Month is an annual global celebration of African American philanthropy in all its forms. The local exhibit is part of a national effort to recognize August as Black Philanthropy Month, which Mayor Jim Lienhoop designated locally in 2019.

The local exhibit is sponsored by the African American Fund of Bartholomew County, created to inspire and educate by demonstrating ways citizens may share their time, talent and treasure with the community.

For more information, or to make a gift to the fund, visit heritagefundbc.org.