Erica Thurman

Position: Director of Foundation Relations
Categories: Staff

Erica (she/her) is the Director of Foundation Relations. In this role, she oversees foundation fundraising at National Partnership for Women & Families.

Erica previously served as Manager of Foundation Relations with the National Women’s Law Center and Grants Manager with the National Partnership for Women & Families. She also served as Prevention and Social Change Initiatives Coordinator with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Erica’s career commitment to improving the lives of Black girls and women began in direct services as Director at YWCA McLean County where she was responsible for the fiscal and programmatic oversight of the Stepping Stones sexual assault program and the Girls Be U empowerment program. She was also the Regional Campaign Coordinator for People Over Politics (American Civil Liberties Union), for the North Florida region, where she helped secure the passage of two state Constitutional redistricting amendments.

Born and raised on Chicago’s southside, Erica is a graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Philosophy with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. An avid reader, Erica is always eager to discuss her latest read and recommendations.