About

Chelsea

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Professional Summary

As a graduate student at The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, she focuses in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Chelsea has the opportunity to utilize her learnings in real-life application, as a philanthropy professional for more than 5 years with organizations such as The SEED School of Maryland, Educational Testing Service, The Young, Black and Giving Back Institute, Barber & Associates, LLC and more. Chelsea created “The Chelsea Brown Scholarship” in 2016, and became the youngest person to serve on Winthrop University Foundation’s Board of Directors. In 2017, she received the Diverse Communities Scholarship through the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference, and in 2019, received the Charles R. Stephens Scholarship for the AADO/CASE Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership. Last year, she worked with the Association of Black Fundraising Executives as a Philanthropy Fellow through the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute. Most recently, she completed her time as  William Randolph Hearst Fellow with the Aspen Institute's Philanthropy and Social Innovation. In 2020, Chelsea created “The Black Mill,” a philanthropy consulting company focused on providing Black millennials with the tools to build a legacy. Outside of philanthropy, Chelsea is the creator of “A Mimosa Wasted Podcast,” and the co-founder of the Black Greek Festival.

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Credentials

Winthrop University Department of Mass Communication: Broadcast Journalism; Minor: Marketing '14  University of Maryland School of Public Policy: Master of Public Management '21

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Past & Current Acknowledgments 

Do Good Institute Philanthropy Fellow

Do Good Institute Summer Accelerator Fellow

Millard E. Tydings Regents Fellowship Recipient

Winthrop University Foundation Board of Directors

Association of Fundraising Professionals IDEA Diversity Scholarship

Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference Diverse Communities Scholarship

AADO/CASE Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership Charles R. Stephens Scholarship 

2019 Forbes Under 30 Scholar

Founder, The Chelsea Brown Scholarship

Student Advisor, Black Students in Public Policy

University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Taskforce 

Advisor, Dean’s Internship Award

Forbes The Culture Member