Associate Director, Nord Family Foundation
Funders Together Board Member
Tony is an associate director at the Nord Family Foundation, where he oversees the foundation’s grantmaking in civic affairs and education. In addition, Tony serves as chairman of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission, a joint local and state committee established to turnaround Lorain City Schools in Lorain, Ohio.
In 2012, he served as the civic and political chair for the Lorain City Schools Levy Committee, which helped the school district pass its first levy for new operating dollars since 1992. Later that year, Tony was invited by the Obama Administration to attend a “Working Meeting on Fiscal Cliff” at the White House. In 2011, he was elected as a councilman at-large in the City of Lorain, becoming the youngest African American elected to an At-Large seat. During his second term, he served as chairman of the Police, Fire, and Legislative Standing Committee, and sponsored legislation to increase hiring goal percentages for racial minorities and women on city projects.
Tony is an active member of Philanthropy Ohio, where he serves on the Public Policy Committee and Education Advisory Committee. He is also an advisory board member for The Center for Effective Philanthropy and a member of the ideastream Community Advisory Board.
In 2017, he received Philanthropy Ohio’s Emerging Philanthropist Award and was recently featured in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s “The Influencers: People Quietly Changing the Nonprofit World.”
Tony holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a juris doctorate from The Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law.