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Mayor Broome declares August Black Philanthropy Month in BR

August has been declared as Black Philanthropy Month in the city of Baton Rouge.
August has been declared as Black Philanthropy Month in the city of Baton Rouge.(Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome)
Published: Aug. 19, 2021 at 12:40 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The month of August has been declared as Black Philanthropy Month in Baton Rouge, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Aug. 19.

According to a statement released by the Mayor’s Office Thursday, East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge will join major cities across the country that have already issued a proclamation declaring August as Black Philanthropy Month.

“Black Philanthropy Month honors the resourcefulness and inspiration of black communities and their history of giving as a way to transform communities for our future,” said Mayor Broome.

The Mayor has partnered with local non-profit organization, Community Partners to announce the city’s recent proclamation.

For more information on Black Philanthropy Month, CLICK HERE.

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