Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Appoints Andrea L. Taylor as President and CEO

19 Aug 2015 12:26 PM | Jina Lee (Administrator)


The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea L. Taylor as President and CEO effective September 8, 2015.  Most recently, Taylor served as Director of Citizenship and Public Affairs, North America for the Microsoft Corporation, where she managed employee engagement and giving and strategic partnerships in the U.S. and Canada with donors, government entities and community-based organizations. Additionally, she was also instrumental in the creation and implementation of the Elevate America and Elevate America Veterans technology training programs as well as YouthSpark, an initiative providing education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for 300 million youth worldwide.

Prior to her tenure at Microsoft, she created and led global and national grant programs for the Ford Foundation and the Benton Foundation. She is also a former trustee of the Cleveland Foundation, the Council on Foundations, the Donors Forum of Ohio, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Philanthropy Northwest.

See the full press release HERE 


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