The Team

Who We Are

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Kristin & Ty

Founders & Managing Partners

Ty and Kristin met in the summer of 2020 and quickly realized that their skills, backgrounds, and connections could open doors for each other they would never have access to alone.

Ty is an entrepreneur, a nonprofit leader, a farmer, a scholar, a father, a Garveyite, and a passionate community leader. His video is always off on zoom calls, but his brain never shuts off.

Kristin is an attorney, a philanthropic advisor, an abolitionist, a mental health advocate, a mother, and a serial over-sharer. She takes the question "how are you?" very seriously, ask her at your own risk.

People call them an "unlikely pair" but they both agree its one of the most obvious and ease filled partnerships of their careers. They're here to guide you on your path to becoming a more equitable philanthropist with compassion, humor, and expertise.

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Our Advisors

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Ephraim
Smiley

Urban farmer, feeder of the hungry, Sagamore of the Wabash recipient, father.

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Condra
Ridley

Storyteller, community leader, African American History Museum leader, artist.

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George McCowan

Bishop, pastoral support for detox programs and for shelters and transitional homes.