As a co-founder of the Five Pearls Foundation, Cheryl A. Pemberton works to bring educational opportunities to young people in New York City and in West Africa. But Ms. Pemberton also has a broader goal for her philanthropy.
"I’m on a mission to inspire the African-American community to be bold givers–not just with our time and talents, which we always give abundantly, but with our money as well," she says. "What will it take, I wonder, for more of us to give to organizations outside the church, to give more strategically, more ambitiously?"
Ms. Pemberton was available on Wednesday, February 23, to answer questions about her ideas on giving by African-Americans in a live online discussion sponsored by The Chronicle and Bolder Giving.
On Thursday, February 24, at noon U.S. Eastern time, you can join Ms. Pemberton again in a Bolder Giving one-hour teleconference.
This discussion is part of a series of discussions with the nation's most interesting philanthropists, which The Chronicle is holding with Bolder Giving, an organization that works to encourage philanthropists to give more generously.