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Emily Duma, she/her

Nov 14, 2022 | 2mins Jen

Emily joined Common Counsel Foundation in July 2022 as Program Strategist for the Community Ownership for Community Power Fund. Prior to this, she worked as the Program Officer for the Catalytic Capital Consortium, managing a grantmaking pool designed to spur learning and market development around catalytic capital to create a more just, inclusive and resilient world.

Previously, Emily managed the grantmaking at the Crossroads Fund in Chicago, where all funding decisions were made by community members to support groups fighting for racial, social and economic justice in Cook County.  She has a background in community organizing, and over the past decade has supported immigrant parent leadership in fighting for better schools in Chicago, drafted national policy resources around economic justice and community reinvestment at Community Change, and co-founded an intentional community that practiced radical resource sharing in Minneapolis. Emily co-founded Regenerative Finance, a project that worked to shift the economy by transferring control of capital to communities most affected by racial, economic and environmental injustice, and has served on the board of Resource Generation, which organizes young people with access to wealth and class privilege to leverage their resources towards the equitable distribution of land, wealth, and power.

She has a Masters in Urban Planning with distinction from Harvard University and a BA in political science and international studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.