Meet Joy Webb: Philanthropists & Giving Circle Founder

We had the good fortune of connecting with Joy Webb and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Joy, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This quote shows the power of collaboration, and how we can go further together!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a marketing professional who had a passion for the community, I had a great opportunity to pivot and work in the community with the efforts of Circle of Joy Giving Circle at a local level, and also the Community Investment Network at the national level. The transition to the non-profit industry was great because a project that started with a passion for the community led to an opportunity to help others grow and create new and innovative giving circles/collaborative initiatives. The joy of this journey has led me to be a thought leader in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) spaces with the creation of over 10 giving circles throughout the states in the last couple of years.

Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
In Atlanta, we would check out the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum, the Beltline, Krog Street Market, Zucot Gallery, and the College Football Hall of Fame. Eating is always hard in Atlanta because we have some great places to go but for breakfast/brunch Le Petit Marche and Thumbs up. We would have dinner at a few places but Poor Calvin’s would be top of the list. Drinks at the James Room and Parlor. Shopping at my favorite women fashion boutiques PinkSky and IamDaniJay would make the trip complete and let them take some fashion back home with them!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Giving Circle is a group of people that intentionally and collectively give their time, talent, treasure, and testimony and partner with non- profits and the community to be the change they want to see. I would like to recognize Community Investment Network, a national network of BIPOC giving circles. This network has been addressing social issues in Black and people of color communities through thoughtful giving strategies for over 15 years, The members of the Circle of Joy Giving Circle deserve a major shoutout as we have been able to be engaged with non-profit organizations in Atlanta for 12 years. The members not only talk about the service but they put their dollars and time to the non- profits we have been blessed to partner with over the years.

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