2020 Board Mentors of Color: Racial Equity and Stepping Up

The New Philanthropists is excited to bring back the 2020 Board Mentors of Color program! Yes, we are in a pandemic, and yes we must pivot, because now more than ever we must support Black, Brown, Asian and all leaders of color. We are living in uncertain times, yet what still holds true is the need for racial equity and representation at the board level.

The Board Mentors of Color Program has brought together new mentors that are aligned with our mission and that know the time is NOW for nonprofit boards to begin to change. This is just one of the reasons our mentors have stepped up to support new and experienced leaders of color on their path towards community change and board service. We also want you to know that this program creates a safe space for deep conversations to happen around race, and is fundamental in creating opportunity and access for leaders of color to take a seat at the table. With that said, we’re honored and excited to showcase the 2020 Board Mentors of Color.

Veronica Briseño
Economic Development Director, City of Austin

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
President & CEO,Huston-Tillotson University

Rich DePalma
Public Sector Consultant, My Gov Partners

Delia Garza
Austin Mayor Pro Tem & City Council Member for District 2

Preston L. James, II
CEO/Co-founder, DivInc.

Maninder Kahlon
Vice Dean, Health Ecosystem
Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Kazique J. Prince
Senior Policy Advisor & Education Coordinator, Austin Mayor’s Office

Christopher Rios
Vice President, Community Development at Texas Capital Bank

Richard Tagle
CEO at Andy Roddick Foundation

Leslie Wingo
President & CEO, Sanders\Wingo


Are you a new or experienced leader of color and interested in joining the program as a Mentee?

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