Dr. Kathryn J. Addo

Dr. Kathryn Addo is the Senior Director, Community Relations for JD Financial Group and Associates, Inc. She also serves as a BUILD Leadership Council member. Dr. Addo founded STC Consulting, LLC to help nonprofit organizations attract funding and meet their mission. She enjoys teaching nonprofit seminars and is in demand as a public speaker sharing her passion for community empowerment. A self-described ”people person” Dr. Addo loves sharing time with family and friends.

BLACK PHILANTHROPY: CARRYING ON A TRADITION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

Black History Month was initially conceived by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian, who hoped to raise awareness of Black people’s contributions to civilizations.  The first celebration was held in February 1926 to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  Negro History Week later became African American History Month when our nation celebrated its bicentennial. 

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