Tasha Tucker
In her new role, Tasha Tucker will continue to deepen Trinity's engagement in community-led safety and education initiatives.

Announcing Tasha Tucker as Trinity’s Managing Director for Racial Justice

Trinity Church is proud to announce the promotion of Tasha Tucker to managing director for Racial Justice.

Tucker has supported Trinity’s philanthropy since 2017, helping to launch the Racial Justice initiative in 2019 and working to guide its $53 million grantmaking portfolio. As a senior program director for Racial Justice, Tucker personally oversaw over 185 grants to organizations in New York City that supported reentry services, restorative justice, youth development, immigrant justice, community safety alternatives, community-led organizing and advocacy. She also shaped the initiative's impact investing strategy.

“Over the last six years, Tasha has broadened our team’s impact by leading with compassion,” said Bea de la Torre, chief philanthropy officer at Trinity Church. “Her commitment to trust-based philanthropy will continue to deepen our relationships with grantees and make possible a more equitable future for New York City.”

Tasha Tucker is Trinity's new managing director of Racial Justice.
Tasha Tucker speaks at Trinity Church's 2023 convening with Racial Justice grantees on April 24, 2023.

Prior to joining Trinity, Tucker spent nearly five years at The Atlantic Philanthropies, working on its children and youth portfolio, as well as its legacy initiatives on racial equity.

In her hometown of Charleston, Tasha also served as a program officer at the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, leading grantmaking programs for grassroots neighborhood organizations and scholarship programs.

"It is an honor to step into this role," Tucker said. "I am excited to continue deepening Trinity's engagement in community-led safety and education initiatives. Together, we can advance opportunities for New Yorkers affected by enduring barriers to dignity, justice, and freedom."

Tucker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Converse College and a Master of Public Administration degree from the College of Charleston. She was a member of the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s 2021 Equity in Philanthropy fellowship cohort, and she is an active board member of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project.

“We are blessed to have Tasha stepping into this critical leadership role at Trinity Church. Our faith calls us to be servant leaders, and Tasha has exemplified that call through her years of impactful service in the community and right here at Trinity,” said the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, Rector of Trinity Church. “Tasha brings a wealth of expertise on issues of racial justice, and I look forward to working closely with her to uplift and empower our community.”

Tasha Tucker visits African Communities Together with Trinity vestry members.
Tasha Tucker (center) joins Trinity Church vestry members during a visit to African Communities Together, a Harlem-based Trinity grantee, on June 13, 2022.

"It is wonderful news that Tasha Tucker has been named the managing director of Trinity Church’s Racial Justice initiative,” said Khary Lazarre-White, executive director and co-founder of the Brotherhood Sister Sol (BroSis). “She has a long and deep career in social justice philanthropy and has been committed to funding and supporting nonprofits who are working for justice and equity each and every day. Her commitment to the issues is clear. She has been an insightful and involved partner with us at The Brotherhood Sister Sol and we celebrate her selection for this role.”

“All of us at Morningside are thrilled that Tasha has become managing director for Trinity’s Racial Justice initiative,” said Cassie Schwerner, executive director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. “Tasha has the commitment to change that we would like to see throughout philanthropy. She is kind, a great listener, strategic, and accessible — a true partner to her grantees. Tasha has enabled us to do our best work, and we are excited to continue our work together to bring joy and justice to our world.”

“Tasha has been an extraordinary ally, supporting our work at the Children’s Defense Fund-New York to advance meaningful change with young people through collective advocacy,” said Julia L. Davis, director of Youth Justice and Child Welfare at Children’s Defense Fund-New York. “From Raise the Age to the Right2RemainSilent and the Youth Justice and Opportunities Act, Tasha’s leadership at Trinity Church Wall Street over the last six years has been instrumental to building and supporting the movement for youth justice in New York. We celebrate her new role and look forward to continuing our partnership with her.”

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