About R. Foxworth
Through his consulting practice, Benevolent Ventures, Rodney advises mission-driven organizations on sustainable and entrepreneurial approaches to solving pressing social problems. He is also community engagement consultant with Black Male Engagement, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Rodney has held positions in nonprofit management, corporate marketing and small business management consulting. Most recently, he was program manager at Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), a nonprofit advocacy organization. Prior to JOTF, Rodney was a marketer at Laureate Education, a leader in the for-profit higher education industry. Previously, he was a communication specialist for several companies, including Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), Blue Sky Factory and Smith Growth Partners.
Rodney speaks frequently about race, politics, and social change, and has been quoted by several media outlets, including The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, Citybizlist, MarylandReporter.com, Bmore Media, WEAA, and WYPR. His writing has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Urbanite, Metro US, Baltimore FishBowl, Baltimore Brew, LiP magazine, and The Orlando Weekly.
Rodney sits on the board of directors of Fusion Partnerships, and Social Enterprise Alliance, Maryland Chapter, and also serves on the national advisory board for Digital Harbor Foundation. He attended Washington and Lee University and holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He lives in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore.