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The changing face of philanthropy
August 8, 2013
Charlotte Viewpoint's Executive Director Marc Gustafson talks with Johnson C. Smith University's Vice President of Institutional Advancement Joy Paige about education, philanthropy, and diversity in the Queen City. JCSU is the sponsor of our August interview series in honor of Black Philanthropy Month, in which Valaida Fullwood interviews a number of Charlotte African Americans engaged in multiple facets of philanthropy. For her first piece, she interviewed Decker Ngongang.
Philanthropy is helping to transform Johnson C. Smith University into an academic and economic engine that spurs innovation and growth across our city and the region. The benefit of philanthropic support can be seen within our gates, fueling programs that create a culture of community, The campus offers an environment where students can thrive as they grow intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and spiritually – while developing a sense of social responsibility.
With help from our donors, the University has built a progressive curriculum integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in innovative, socially conscious ways. Through scholarships and other financial support, students are able to complete their education and step into a world better prepared to become tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders.