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Brittany Morgan

Senior Director of Economic Resilience

 

Brittany Morgan (she/ella) was born and raised in Miami and joined the foundation to design and launch the Open for Business fund, a $20 million investment in asset building for Miami-Dade’s minority entrepreneurs. A seasoned community economic development professional, she brings over a decade of experience working in diverse program and project management roles spanning the small business, public health, education, and workforce sectors.

 

Previously, Brittany was a program officer on The Rockefeller Foundation’s Equity and Economic Opportunity team, leading a national effort to support Black and Latino small businesses with access to capital in 12 major U.S. cities, including Miami. Prior to entering philanthropy, Brittany worked at the University of Chicago Inclusive Economy Lab and built a research-practice partnership with the local community college district to deepen data-driven investments in first-generation student success. Before then, Brittany spent 6 years at Feeding America, managing community-based food insecurity initiatives across 60 food banks and 100 pantries, kitchens, and shelters throughout the U.S.

 

Brittany is ardently passionate about economic parity, social equality, and racial justice. Brittany holds a bachelor’s from the University of Chicago in international studies with a minor in human rights, and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. While she lived in Chicago for 14 years, she is beyond overjoyed to have returned home to the 305.