Philanthropy & Underserved Leaders (Baltimore, MD)
Why We Need To Combat the Growing Racial Wealth Chasm – The U.S. is undergoing a significant shift in demographics, with minorities forecast to become the new majority. According to the Census Bureau, white Americans will no longer represent a racial majority in the United States by 2044. Instead, the country will be made up of a plurality of racial groups, including Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, and multiracial Americans.
How will the country’s minority-majority future be impacted by today’s racial growing wealth gap(s)? And what can we do today to redress what is quickly becoming a racial wealth chasm?
Rodney D. Foxworth, Jr. is a social entrepreneur and philanthropy consultant. He is founder of Invested Impact, a nonprofit mission investing and social entrepreneurship organization. He has advised, developed and managed numerous social impact ventures, including BMe Baltimore, Emerging Leaders at Maryland Out of School Time Network, Baltimore Impact Hub, and Ours To Own, Baltimore. Rodney is a “40 Under 40” honoree of Baltimore Business Journal and Next City magazine. He is featured in the best-seller “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding.”
Rodney is deeply involved in civic activities. He is Board Co-Chair of Thread and sits on the boards of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) and Fusion Partnerships. Rodney is advisory board member of American Communities Trust, Betamore and the Social Innovation Lab (SIL) at The Johns Hopkins University.
Rodney has been quoted by and featured in several media outlets, including The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Citybizlist, MarylandReporter.com, WEAA, and WYPR. His writing has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Urbanite, Metro US, Baltimore Brew, and The Orlando Weekly.
Rodney earned his B.A in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).