Articles & Features
2019-2020 Philanthropy Fellows Selected
The Philanthropy Fellows program is a partnership between Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) and the University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute. WRAG has partnered with UMD since 2011 to connect students with an interest in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership to internship opportunities at their member organizations – foundations and corporations that support nonprofits serving the Greater Washington region.
Chelsea Brown: Engaging Black Millennials in Philanthropy
We are the people who need to be on your boards of directors. I hope that more folks will mentor us and lead the way for those of us who want to be in philanthropy. Because philanthropy needs more Black people making decisions on how to invest in communities to change the world.
On The Next Generation of Black Philanthropists
Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Chelsea Brown, a graduate student at The University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and the logistics manager for The Young, Black & Giving Back Institute. Brown created the Chelsea Brown Scholarship at her alma mater, Winthrop University and became the youngest person to serve on the board of directors of the Winthrop University Foundation.
Winthrop Alumna Chelsea Brown Creates Scholarship In Her Name
While a Winthrop student, Brown was able to do many things such as land an internship through Viacom with MTV Network in New York, assisted students with their resumes with her small business venture Chelsea's Resume Builder, was the Editor-in-Chief of The Roddey-McMillan Record her sophomore year amongst other things. One of her most important roles was hosting and creating an award-winning radio show on tunein.com called "Battle of The Sexes" with her friend and classmate Will Latimer.