MRG Foundation Hosts Giving Back Exhibit in Portland

Join MRG Foundation and Concordia University for the debut of the groundbreaking touring exhibit, Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy, Reframed and Exhibited. To celebrate the launch of the exhibit, MRG is hosting an opening reception on Jan. 13, 2017, 6-9 p.m. at Concordia University’s George R. White Library & Learning Center, 2800 NE Liberty St. in Portland, Ore.

The reception is an opportunity to tour the exhibit, hear from its creators, and connect with social justice movement leaders from across Portland.  All members of GRANTMAKERS are encouraged to attend. Event registration is online at the MRG Foundation website.

Giving Back illustrates Black philanthropic experiences and giving traditions, grounded in faith, mutuality, responsibility and social justice through luminous photographic prints on metal, iPad kiosks, video, and interactive digital apps featuring music, poetry, photography, narratives, and more. It comprises over a dozen vignettes and more than 50 black-and-white images that depict facets of giving across generations. Images and stories are from the book “Giving Back: A Tribute to Generations of African American Philanthropists” by author Valaida Fullwood and photographer Charles W. Thomas Jr.


Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy, Reframed and Exhibited will run from January 13 to March 31, 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!