ABOUT THE
ANTI RACISM FUND

OUR STORY

Recent events continue to expose a long history of systemic racism that exists in the United States, a history where Black people have been marginalized, brutalized, and lynched because of a bias against the color of their skin.

In response to these atrocities, our networks approached us with many questions, most predominantly: “Where and how can I help?” As a response, the Anti Racism Fund formed to create a platform to streamline the donation process into targeted organizations that take action to fight injustice and support our community.

We understand racism permeates our society and its institutions. Our goal is to eradicate these inequalities and build equity in our communities. The Anti Racism Fund provides capital to organizations as a way to inject social change. We connect you with a hand-selected portfolio of organizations aligned with our Four Pillars of Purpose.

OUR MISSIONS

HEALTH & WELLNESS ACCESS

The Black community experiences significant disparities throughout the medical system when it comes to access to care, preventive screenings, and mental health. We collaborate with organizations who minimize these gaps in access and care.

Including but not limited to:
Access to Medication
Mental Health
Food Security

COMMUNITY OUTREACH & SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY

To build social, political, and financial strength our community needs support. We partner with organizations that build our community from the ground up.

Including but not limited to:
Voting Registration & Education
Music & Arts
LGBTQIA+ rights
Economic Parity

JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM

Institutional racism permeates every step of the legal system, from policing to sentencing. We identify organizations that specialize in dismantling racial inequalities and uphold American constitutional rights.

Including but not limited to:
Legal Representation
Mass Incarceration
Government Accountability

EDUCATION PARITY

Education is one the greatest equalizers in eliminating racial disparities in the United States. We support organizations who provide educational opportunities and resources to our communities.

Including but not limited to:
After School Programs
Financial Literacy
Resource Access (laptops, books, etc.)

CURRENT INITIATIVE :
THE HOMECOMING INITIATIVE

Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges located in Washington, D.C.

Florida A&M University is located in Tallahassee and remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida.

Spelman College is a global leader in the education of women of African descent located in Atlanta, GA.

Morehouse College has had a 150-year legacy of producing educated men and global leaders and is located in Atlanta, GA.

MEET THE TEAM

Sesana Allen

Sesana Allen is an innovation and growth strategy consultant at Accenture. Prior to joining Accenture, Sesana graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 with a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She also minored in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese. She sub-matriculated into Penn's Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences. At Penn she served as the inaugural diversity and inclusion chair on Penn’s Panhellenic Executive Board. She also served on the Penn’s Diversity and Inclusion Board and Student Conduct Search Committee.

Nicolle Mora

Nicolle Mora is a fashion industry professional specializing in wholesale planning. She began her career working for Barneys New York and Bloomingdale’s while attending Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. There, Nicolle obtained her Bachelor of Science in both Marketing and Finance. Her diverse background includes positions at Yoox Net-A-Porter group, DVF Group and Rag & Bone. While Nicolle has excelled in the Fashion industry over the last 5 years, she has been inspired to begin a career in education and will be pursuing a Masters Degree in Education and Social Work in the fall.

Lindsey Ferguson

Lindsey Ferguson is an Entertainment Attorney with A24. Following her graduation from Howard University and University of California Berkeley School of Law, she began her career with Mayer Brown and presently has work experience in Film Finance, International Distribution, Acquisitions, and Securitizations. Lindsey is actively involved in Pro Bono work with Volunteer Lawyers for The Arts and her mission-driven boutique, OnFemme.

Ken Chenault Jr.

Ken Chenault Jr. is a partner at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that works with seed to endurance-stage founders to help build companies that can withstand the test of time. He focuses on investing in later-stage companies. Prior to joining General Catalyst, Ken was an enterprise account executive at WayUp. Previously, he was an associate at Global Infrastructure Partners. As an amateur boxer, he learned about Haymakers for Hope, which organizes charity bouts to raise funds for cancer research, and subsequently became a Junior Board Member. Ken graduated with an MBA and a A.B in Economics from Harvard.

Kevin Chenault

Kevin Chenault is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School class of 2021. Prior to business school, Kevin worked as a senior business development associate at DraftKings, a sports and entertainment technology company. There, Kevin led negotiations with sports data providers to develop multi-year licensing deals for data feeds critical to powering DraftKings’ gaming offerings. Kevin was previously a director of partnership at FROTH, a data-driven experiential marketing company, and a consumer marketing coordinator at Nickelodeon. Kevin graduated with an A.B in Government from Harvard in 2014.

Carter Lewis

Carter Lewis serves as an associate of business development at Jushi Holdings Inc, a globally focused multi-state operator in the cannabis industry. At Jushi, Carter focuses on M&A opportunities, as well promoting organic growth through optimizing its current assets. Prior to Jushi, Carter spent two years as an analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division, specifically on the Consumer & Retail team. Carter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science, and has been admitted to Harvard Business School’s class of 2023.

CONTRIBUTORS

Communications & Social Media
Julia Cassano and Mackenzie McKey

Legal
Anthony Dell

Consultants
Hili Banjo, Montana Blair, Jennifer Chung, Emma Cochrane, Jaime Huckins, Ari Kushner, Seth Moser

Fiscal Sponsorship
The Telos Foundation

Web Design
Human Agency