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In this article,  Sharon Bush, Co-chair of Chicago African Americans in Philanthropytalks about the importance of African-American leadership in philanthropy. 

There is a lot of discussion about the importance of diversity and countless efforts to increase it in workplaces and boardrooms. The same is true for philanthropy. Some efforts have worked. Foundations have done a good job of diversifying administrative, entry-level and midmanagement positions.

But seldom do these efforts result in the advancement of people of color into leadership positions. This is particularly true for African-Americans in philanthropy. More »

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D5 is thrilled to be able to finally make public the new version of its “I Am a Philanthropist” video! This updated film now includes diverse donors from the Midwest and continues D5′s effort to spotlight the inspiring work that is taking place across the country. The new version of the video was premiered to the audience at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and D5′s We Are Philanthropy event that took place in Chicago on November 15, 2012, where diverse donors from the Midwest area came together for a day of celebration and learning. Please stay tuned as more stories are added to D5′s growing repository!

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