Will Cordery, Leverage Philanthropic Partners and Movement for Black Lives
Will Cordery is a Donor Advisor & Consultant with Leverage Philanthropic Partners; a social impact firm working to advance justice by providing capacity building to foundations, nonprofits and high net worth individuals striving for progressive social change. He is also an Advisor for Liberated Capital—A Decolonizing Wealth Fund, a trustee of the Hill-Snowdon Foundation, and a member of the Economic Justice Advisory Committee for Nonprofit Quarterly.
In his op-ed published immediately following the murder of George Floyd, Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism, Will called out philanthropy’s overall failure to fully fund Black-led organizing in recent years; and challenged the sector to fund racial justice with abundance and for the long haul.
Will has extensive leadership experience in institutional philanthropy, community advocacy and social movements for advancing racial justice, economic justice, LGBTQI rights, and progressive public policy.