Kelly Brown is Director of the D5 Coalition, a five-year effort to increase philanthropy’s diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Ms. Brown was Director of Programs and Evaluation at Marguerite Casey Foundation, which invests up to $30 million annually in organizations working to strengthen the voice and capacity of low-income families and Grants Director at the Vanguard Public Foundation where she designed, launched and managed three new grantmaking programs. She has also served as Administrative Director for TransAfrica/TransAfrica Forum, a collaborative of national foreign policy organizations at the forefront of efforts to secure a peaceful transition to a multi-racial democracy in South Africa.


Community Foundations Network Topical Call: Working with Diverse Donors & Families

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Ted Vander Roest, Kelly Brown, Sharmila Rao Thakkar

Join Kelly Brown, Director of the D5 Coalition, Sharmila Rao Thakkar, expert family philanthropy consultant, and Ted Vander Roest, Executive Director of the Springfield Foundation to learn about their experiences supporting diverse donors. Resources mentioned: Springfield Foundation’s African American Community Family of Funds page D5Coalition’s website and diverse voices in giving video series Donors of Color Network and their report on giving… Read More