Joy B. Webb, community catalyst, believes a holistic people-powered, community-driven approach to philanthropy is what will ultimately drive sustainable change and community transformation. As a seasoned marketer, Joy understands how to motivate movement and get people to take action. Honing her marketing expertise in her 15-year career supporting Fortune 500 brands like Capital One and Delta Airlines, Joy leveraged creative design and psychographics to create business solutions for the companies she has supported.

As a child, Joy’s parents instilled in her a responsibility to give back. Although she has always been active in her community, nearly a decade ago, Joy decided to leave the corporate world and focus exclusively on philanthropy.

Seamlessly blending her corporate skills to her passion for her community, Joy launched the Circle of Joy. This community giving circle focuses on supporting nonprofits that support youth and education initiatives in Georgia. The giving circle has raised more than $100k for the programs it supports. Joy has also served the Community Investment Network (CIN) for over a decade and has filled multiple roles, including board member, secretary, Chair of Leadership for the Atlanta CIN Conference in 2014 and Co-Chair for the Atlanta CIN National Conference in 2016. Partnering with other like minded organizations, Joy has intentionally strengthened programs in communities of color with $3.6 million dollars to assist in the needs of current and future generations.

Currently, Joy works in active collaboration with numerous Atlanta civic- focused organizations. She serves on the Center of Civic Innovation Advisory Council-Inequality in Philanthropy, an advisor for Southern Black Girls and Women Consortium, a Giving Circle Coach for Philanthropy Together, and is a founding member of The Counsel.

Joy is a graduate of the Leadership DeKalb Class of 2022, Women of Color Radiant Leadership Institute 2022 Cohort, and works on several municipal initiatives. She completed her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from The American College of Financial Services. She also recently was selected as one of the honorees for the Black Women Give Back List from Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis’ (IUPUI) Women’s Philanthropy Institute highlighting 10 Black women philanthropists.The Black Women Give Back List highlights Black women who saw a need in their community and took matters into their own hands to address it.

Joy is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a BS in Graphic Design. She went on to earn her MBA from the University of Phoenix and is an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She is also certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. As a native of Decatur, Georgia, Joy volunteers and serves as an active community advocate.

We have yet to be the change we want to see. We must disrupt the standard operating procedures of philanthropy as we know it today!