Raymundo Garcia

Associate Consultant

Raymundo brings a strong background in social entrepreneurship, community engagement, and philanthropy.

Raised in Marietta, a suburb of Atlanta, he grew up in a predominantly black and brown community characterized by significant disinvestment. As the first in his family to graduate college, he holds degrees in Public Policy, History, and Social Entrepreneurship from UNC Chapel Hill.

Following his passion for systems level change, Raymundo joined the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust as their Inaugural Intern where he bolstered community-based investment in Latinx Durham through community asset-mapping. During his time there, Raymundo was selected as a 2019 Hispanics in Philanthropy Lideres Fellow – a fellowship that helps prepare mid-career Latinos working in philanthropy and nonprofits by gaining knowledge, learning new practices, and building relationships within a network that supports their ability to advance and thrive.

After the Trust, Raymundo worked as a contractor for the Redwoods Group, a social enterprise using insuring and risk management solutions to create safer communities, where he conducted a social audit capturing and advising upon the company’s overall social performance. During this time, Raymundo also served as Research Fellow for ioby, a national non-profit crowdfunding platform that mobilizes neighbors across the country to become powerful leaders who plan, fund and make positive changes in their own communities. During this time, Raymundo identified the most pressing challenges, landmark assets, and community centers and leaders driving change in North Carolina, South Carolina, and coastal Georgia.

Thereafter, he worked with Lead for America as the Director of Development where he built systems for people to join LFA’s mission through all forms of giving. Raymundo also served as the Director of Strategic Advancement at MENTOR North Carolina, which aims to fuel the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships for North Carolina’s young people while working to address the systemic barriers that they face on a daily basis.

Raymundo currently serves as a board of director for Poder NC and a member of Dominion Energy’s North Carolina Environmental Justice Council.

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