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Supporting Black Owned Businesses with Jeanette Adelson and Earl Thomason

This week on the Nonprofit Build Up, Nic is talking with Jeanette Adelson and Earl Thomason, founding Board Co-Chair’s of Foundation of Freedom. Foundation of Freedom is a community led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on addressing the racial wealth gap by volunteering at Black owned businesses, producing educational programming, and economic activism campaigns.

Jeanette is the Founding Board Co-Chair of Foundation of Freedom. She is an organizer, producer, and recent law school graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

Earl is the Founding Board Co-Chair and Executive Director of Foundation of Freedom. Formerly, Earl was a Partner at The Soze Agency, a creative agency that produces large scale social impact campaigns with clients that include the New York Civil Liberties Union, March For Our Lives, fwd.us, HBO, and The Leadership Conference.

 

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About Jeanette Adelson & Earl Thomason:

Jeanette Adelson

Jeanette is the Founding Board Co-Chair of Foundation of Freedom. She is an organizer, producer, and recent law school graduate of Northeastern University School of Law. While in law school Jeanette was the Co-Chair for the Black Law Student Association, Lawyering Fellow, Spring 2020 PHRGE Fellow, and Student Attorney for the Community Business Clinic. In the fall, Jeanette will be joining a New York City law firm where she will focus on corporate business transactions. Jeanette loves adventure, tasty tacos, and misses attending theater productions dearly.

Earl Thomason

Earl is the Founding Board Co-Chair and Executive Director of Foundation of Freedom. Formerly, Earl was a Partner at The Soze Agency, a creative agency that produces large scale social impact campaigns with clients that include the New York Civil Liberties Union, March For Our Lives, fwd.us, HBO, and The Leadership Conference. Earl was born, raised and still resides in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. He received his Master’s in Public Administration, concentrating in Nonprofit Management, from Rutgers University. In addition to his work with Foundation of Freedom, Earl uses his skills in writing, directing, and production to tell stories that address racial inequity.