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About R. Foxworth

Rodney Foxworth is a social justice advocate, community builder, and grassroots grantmaker.

Rodney is Community Manager of BMe, a nonprofit social venture organization developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in partnership with Open Society Foundations that celebrates black men as societal assets and funds, promotes and networks enterprising black male leaders across a growing number of U.S. cities. He is also co-founder and co-organizer of SocEnt Breakfast, a monthly meetup that convenes Baltimore-area social entrepreneurs.

Most recently, Rodney was program manager at Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), a nonprofit workforce development and policy advocacy organization. Prior to JOTF, Rodney held marketing, business development, and corporate communication positions in the private sector, for companies such as Laureate Education, Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Blue Sky Factory, and Smith Growth Partners.

Rodney is also a writer, speaker, and commentator on race, philanthropy, and urban issues. He has addressed audiences on topics ranging from social mobility in post-industrial cities to resourcing social entrepreneurs within communities of color. Rodney has been quoted and featured in numerous media outlets, including The Baltimore SunCitybizlistMarylandReporter.comBmore MediaWEAA, and WYPR. His writing has appeared in The Baltimore SunBaltimore City PaperUrbanite magazine, Metro USBaltimore FishBowlBaltimore BrewLiP magazine, and The Orlando Weekly.

Rodney is heavily involved in numerous civic and charitable activities. He is currently Secretary and Treasurer of the Social Enterprise Alliance, Maryland Chapter; member of the board of directors for the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance; member of the board of directors for Fusion Partnerships; member of the Advisory Board for Digital Harbor Foundation; member of the board of directors of the Baltimore Food Hub; and member of the Advisory Board for the Community Development Banking Group at PNC Bank. Rodney holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

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