Janay Richmond began her professional career as a small business owner. It was through that company’s community outreach program that her eyes were opened to the issues that plagued the neighborhoods right in her own backyard in the Chicago Southland. Richmond used her graduate studies to delve deeper into the social and economic impact of business practices, as well as leading and managing change. Prior to joining the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP), she coordinated field efforts for one of the top congressional races in the country and for local progressive candidates and organizations. As a member of NCRP’s field team, Richmond has continued her quest of creating systemic change while working with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations across the country. She authored “Why We Must Divest from Mass Incarceration” for NCRP’s journal Responsive Philanthropy.
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
June 13, 2016NYU Kimmel CenterNew York City