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Stories of Generosity: Alexandra Willis Boddie

It’s Black Philanthropy Month, and we’re sharing stories of generosity throughout August. When she talks about the power and potential of Black philanthropy, real estate developer Alexandra Willis Boddie focuses on contributing time, talent, and treasure to the nonprofits that strengthen the community.

At just 36, she’s already had a wealth of experience, serving on the Board of Girls, Inc., leading the Community Foundation’s dollar-a-day giving circle, GiVE 365, and advising the scholarship fund her family established to honor its matriarch.

Alex says the most important thing to be a philanthropist is to figure out what matters to you. Identify organizations working in the areas you are passionate about, meet the people you support, and learn more about what they're accomplishing.

You can start with volunteering, whether that’s through hands-on service or offering your expertise and leadership on a Board. Contribute to the greater good by financially supporting the organizations you see making a difference.

Hers is just one story of generosity that we're sharing during Black Philanthropy Month. Click here to watch her video profile.