Croom has raised nearly half a billion dollars for nonprofits throughout her career. But in 2020, reeling from George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, she considered what she could do to push for equity in her own line of work.
Kia Croom is an experienced fund development executive with over 20 years of experience. To date she’s raised nearly half a billion dollars for nonprofits of all sizes nationwide in a variety of cause areas including STEM, housing and homelessness, youth development, education, HIV/AIDS and more. She’s worked in a host development functions including but not limited to major gifts, grant writing, creative messaging and content writing, and digital marketing and her favorite—brokering high-impact corporate strategic partnerships.
Kia is incredibly passionate about racial and philanthropic justice in philanthropy, and interested in working with agencies committed to addressing anti-black racism specifically by uplifting, strengthening and supporting Black-led nonprofit organizations.