Nathan Cummings Foundation Welcomes Lavastian Glenn, Director, Racial and Economic Justice
The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce that Lavastian Glenn will join the Foundation as its Director, Racial and Economic Justice. In her new role, she joins the Foundation’s leadership team working to advance solutions to the two most challenging problems of our time – the climate crisis and growing inequality. Glenn brings nearly two decades of experience leading racial and economic justice through community-based problem solving and philanthropic strategy across the South. She will begin her position on November 1, 2018.
“Lavastian is an authentic leader with strong relationships in communities and across philanthropy from decades of experience building strategies for racial and economic justice. She has supported and advocated for some of the most equitable and innovative work in the South that is now capturing national attention. She deeply understands how gender intersects with poverty and race to amplify the social and economic exclusion of women of color and that despite this, women of color are leading the most successful strategies to end inequality and the climate crisis,” said Sharon Alpert, President and CEO of the Foundation. As Director of Racial and Economic Justice, Lavastian’s integrated approach and experience leveraging grantmaking and impact investments will further refine our work to build wealth, increase income, and end mass incarceration, using all of our resources for impact.”
Most recently, Glenn served as Program Director at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, which works to alleviate poverty and increase social and economic justice in 11 Southern states. There, Glenn led a significant portfolio that brought together funders, community partners, and nonprofits to envision, design, and implement programs that build power, wealth, and racial justice in communities.