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August 11, 2013
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Blacks Build Ties Through Giving Circles

These groups have become a valuable resource for community foundations

Chris Hildreth, for The Chronicle

Keith Shannon (left) and Linsey Mills (right) are members of a North Carolina giving circle that supports local charities like Community Success Initiative, led by Dennis Gaddy.

Linsey Mills and his wife, Michelle Serrano-Mills, were already committed philanthropists in 2004 when a friend told them about a new way to give.

Mr. Mills, a financial consultant, and his wife, a business consultant, already contributed to their...

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