BCF Appoints Erika Seth Davies Acting Chief of Staff

October 13, 2016

(Baltimore, MD, 10/13/2016) The Baltimore Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Erika Seth Davies to its management team in the role of acting chief of staff. She currently serves as vice president of external affairs for ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. 

Beginning October 17 at BCF, Ms. Davies will support the Board’s Task Force on Strategic Planning and will assume much of the portfolio currently carried by BCF’s longtime COO, Amy T. Seto.

In her role with ABFE, Ms. Davies leads the organization’s development, membership, and marketing and communications efforts in addition to special projects, including SMART Investing, a field-wide initiative advocating for inclusive investment management practices to engage minority- and women-owned asset management firms in endowment management; and Leverage the Trust, a campaign to identify and engage black foundation trustees in ABFE’s Call to Action for embedding a racial equity lens in foundation practice. 

Prior to joining ABFE, Ms. Davies was the Marketing Associate for Credo Capital Management, and she has spent the majority of her career working for both local and national nonprofit organizations, including Associated Black Charities of Maryland, the Tavis Smiley Foundation, McDaniel College, and the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust. 

Ms. Davies earned a B. A. in English and Certificate of African Studies from Georgetown University, and has also studied at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

The Baltimore Community Foundation is a private philanthropic organization created by Baltimoreans to serve the current and future needs of the Baltimore region. Representing the interests of a diverse pool of donors who care about Baltimore, BCF uses grants, initiatives and advocacy to address issues facing the region today, while building a civic endowment to address the needs of future generations. BCF also offers donors customized support for their individual philanthropic goals, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together. 

Quick facts:
The Baltimore Community Foundation distributed $26 million in 2015 to hundreds of nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore region and beyond. BCF comprises more than 800 different charitable funds created by a diverse group of individuals, families and corporations.
BCF is confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.


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