Joining the Funders Together Board of Directors is yet another passionate and inspiring leader in the philanthropic and homelessness fields: Tony Richardson of the Nord Family Foundation.
Tony is an associate director at the Nord Family Foundation, which funds in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Cuyahoga County, OH; Denver, CO; and Penn Yan, NY. At the Foundation, he oversees the its grantmaking in civic affairs and education. He also serves as chairman of the Lorain Academic Distress Commission, a joint local and state committee established to turnaround Lorain City Schools in Lorain, Ohio.
He has served his community in many capacities over the past years. 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. The year prior, Tony 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, Tony 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.
As an active member of Philanthropy Ohio, 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.
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.
“We are so proud to have Tony join the board of Funders Together,” said FTEH Board Chair Janice Elliott, Melville Charitable Trust. “He brings such great passion and commitment to honoring the voices of people most impacted by homelessness and building the capacity of local nonprofit leaders working to end it.”
Funders Together is fortunate to have a board of directors that have valuable experience and knowledge coupled with a passion to better the lives of others and end homelessness, and we are excited to have Tony included in this group. Please join us in welcoming Tony!