About 110 sisters championed the vision to reach a goal, helping the Sisters’ Circle organization to exceed their goal as they celebrated August as Black Philanthropy Month.
On August 29, the Sisters’ Circle awarded $20,500 to The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City.
Damron Russell Armstrong, Executive Director of The Black Repertory accepted the check accompanied by board members.
Established in 2016, the Sisters’ Circle’s mission is to increase charitable giving within African-American communities to benefit African-American communities in the Greater Kansas City area. For their purposes, the greater Kansas City metropolitan area is defined as being; Clay, Platte and Jackson Counties in Missouri, and Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas.
Members of Sisters’ Circle are a circle-of-giving women who make a single annual donation into the fund which is then awarded annually to a non-profit making an impact in the African American community. Non-profit organizations submit a funding proposal for a specific project and members of Sisters’ Circle select one organization to receive the entire grant amount collected from small donations throughout the year.
Members in attendance during the award event received a copy of Stacy Abrams book, “Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change.”
Early contributions and recruiting have the Sisters’ Circle fund at $1,725 for the 2019 campaign. Their goal is to continue to be an exhilarating example of philanthropy in Kansas City.
Any women interested in learning more are encouraged to visit the website: https://gkccf.kimbia.com/sist00.