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To mark the start of Black Philanthropy Month, the Charlotte Observer profiles NGAAP, a "youngish" giving circle of black professionals.

"NGAAP – New Generation of African American Philanthropists – is showcasing a number of activities during August, established as Black Philanthropy Month in 2011 by the international African Women’s Development Fund. Their goals are to raise awareness about the power of charitable giving, celebrate the tradition of giving in the African-American community and inspire energy around projects of concern in the black community. The group, founded in 2006, has more than two dozen active members. They pool resources and look to contribute to causes that might not be on the radar of mainstream donors." -- Michael J. Solender, the Charlotte Observer

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