A Message from MoAD Vanguard President Porsha C. Jackson

I am extremely excited and honored to have been selected to serve as President of MoAD Vanguard. I never imagined how much my life would change as a result of my work with this wonderful organization. MoAD Vanguard and its supporters have grown to become my extended family and I look forward to continuing this journey together. I thank the MoAD Vanguard Leadership Council members for investing their trust in me.

As the Museum of the African Diaspora’s young, and young spirited, professional auxiliary group, Vanguard is committed to supporting the museum through events that build membership and attract contributions. Vanguard has had the pleasure of producing amazing programming such as “MoAD After Dark: Collaborating Across the Aisles,” “Portraits of the Creative Class: Gifted. Innovative. Black.,” “Afropolitan” and of course our infamous fundraisers, “Winter Wonderland” and “Seersucker & Luxe.” We are extremely passionate about the African Diaspora and strive to make sure we all engage in the richness and importance of our culture.

This 2016-2017 term, the Vanguard has welcomed twelve new council members and seven returning members. Each year the MoAD Vanguard Leadership Council grows with the top young professionals in the Bay Area, and this term we have a very ambitious and highly-skilled team with backgrounds in media, education, technology and more. We look forward to an incredible year of events and relationship building.

None of this would be possible without the support of MoAD and MoAD Vanguard’s patrons and members. Thank you for your passion in the arts, culture and education of the African Diaspora. Every event attended, every membership renewed, every exhibit viewed, and every dollar donated is instrumental in the continued success of the museum.

Stay turned! We are already hard at work, producing a great series of events for the coming months. See you at MoAD soon!

Porsha C. Jackson.

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