Social Justice Program Vice President, Arcus Foundation
Funders Together Board Member
Jason brings to the Foundation a deep engagement with progressive social movements, and extensive knowledge of the ways institutional philanthropy can best partner with, support, and advance these movements. Prior to joining Arcus, Jason worked for nine years at Philanthropy New York, the primary membership association for New York’s philanthropic sector. As Vice President of Member Services there, he conceived and implemented numerous platforms for philanthropic collaboration, learning, and collective action among the organization’s 285 member foundations. He also contributed key leadership in advancing Philanthropy New York’s role as a fulcrum for critical exchange between philanthropic and policymaking leaders.
Earlier in his career, he served as the first Director of Alumni and Philanthropic Programs at Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), where he built a robust international network of young professionals of color committed to giving back to their communities of origin. He completed his Ph.D. in African American and Early U.S. History at the University of Michigan, and his A.B. (Sociology) and B.S. (Urban Studies) degrees at Cornell University. He has taught at Swarthmore College, the University of Michigan, and Rutgers University.