Empowering black and persons of color (POC) creatives through education, philanthropy, and activism to counteract systemic racism and enrich a new generation of leaders.

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Our Mission

Empowering black and persons of color (POC) creatives through education, philanthropy, and activism to counteract systemic racism and enrich a new generation of leaders.

Our Board

Driven by a shared commitment to social justice and empowerment, each Brandon Blackwood Foundation board member is united in their dedication to creating a more inclusive and equitable society for creatives and communities of color.

  • Brandon is an esteemed philanthropist and visionary fashion designer dedicated to positively impacting society. As the founder and chair of the Brandon Blackwood Foundation, he has channeled his passion for social change into creating meaningful programs and initiatives that empower communities and uplift individuals. Brandon catalyzes change with an unwavering commitment to address pressing social issues, promote equality, and foster innovation among creatives. Through his transformative use of fashion, he challenges norms, sparks conversations, and advocates for important causes, inspiring others to embrace their potential for positive impact.

  • Karren is a visionary strategist and renowned educator with an unwavering commitment to empowering individuals and fostering social change. With an impressive career in leadership roles across major cities like New York City and Philadelphia, she has dedicated her life to transforming organizations and people’s lives. Dr. Dunkley’s extensive knowledge and expertise are instrumental in championing the Brandon Blackwood Foundation’s social justice, equity, and empowerment mission. Her leadership and unwavering dedication to education make her an invaluable asset in shaping the Foundation’s initiatives and creating a better future for marginalized communities. Through her tireless efforts and genuine care for others, Dr. Dunkley exemplifies the incredible power of philanthropy and serves as an inspiring role model for aspiring changemakers.

  • Cortni is a compassionate individual with a genuine dedication to making a positive impact in the lives of others. Driven by a deep-rooted passion for helping those in need, Cortni believes that success lies in one’s ability to give back to the community. With an unwavering commitment to social responsibility, Cortni actively seeks opportunities to uplift and support those facing adversity, recognizing the profound importance of empathy, compassion, and service in fostering a more equitable and inclusive society.

  • Tristan is a talented professional who plays a crucial role in upholding fundraising efforts and nurturing meaningful relationships with the community. With a deep understanding of the importance of philanthropy and community engagement, Tristan leverages his skills to contribute to the Foundation’s mission of creating positive social change. Through his dedication and expertise, Tristan helps sustain vital resources and fosters connections that enable the Foundation to make a lasting impact on the lives of those it serves.

  • Camille is an accomplished IT Consultant Specialist, leveraging her expertise to drive technological advancements and streamline processes. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Camille’s true passion lies in making a meaningful impact on the lives of others. She has dedicated herself to various volunteer endeavors, finding joy in working with children who represent the future of our world. Guided by the profound wisdom of John Bunyan, Camille believes that true fulfillment comes from selflessly serving those who may never be able to repay the kindness shown to them. One of her favorite quotes is, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” Through her unwavering commitment to helping others, Camille inspires those around her to join in creating a more compassionate and equitable society.

  • Lawman is an accomplished professional committed to creating positive change within the global community. With extensive experience working in K-12, Lawman has demonstrated expertise in managing and implementing deep systems change. Through effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders, Lawman ensures the delivery of culturally competent and inclusive programming that fosters youth and community development. With a focus on continuous improvement and innovation, Lawman focuses on impact through mentorship, enrichment programs, and community service. He demonstrates a sincere passion for empowering individuals and promoting social development.

  • Rasaan’s impressive background in youth development and extensive educational qualifications make him an invaluable addition to the Brandon Blackwood Foundation. With over 14 years of experience empowering and guiding young individuals, Rasaan is deeply committed to creating an environment that nurtures and inspires youth. Rasaan’s unwavering dedication to the well-being and success of his community aligns perfectly with the Foundation’s mission to foster inclusivity and empowerment. Additionally, his passion for giving back drives him to actively engage in initiatives that uplift and support creatives and communities of color. Through his involvement in local community programs and volunteer work, Rasaan strives to make a meaningful and positive impact on people’s lives.