President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund shared insights into building capacity in communities of color and growing philanthropic support at the Valdry Center for Philanthropy.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) advances the nearly 90-year work and legacy of Justice Thurgood Marshall, a double HBCU graduate, to provide direct resources to HBCUs, nurture and advance Black talent in the workforce and create a more equitable society that will provide economic mobility for Black students and their communities.

TMCF’s role in attracting and recruiting Black talent is imperative now more than ever for corporations to develop a diverse, inclusive applicant pool for their workforce, amid increasing global competition. Without the protection of Affirmative Action, TMCF’s work carrying the mantle of Justice Marshall’s legacy is critical.

Presented by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation