cori schmanke parrish

Deputy Director

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cori schmanke parrish, Deputy Director, joined the North Star Fund staff in 2006 with a passion for building grassroots community power and for connecting people to their values through their giving.

cori brings over 20 years of experience in organizing, financial management, and development and administration for social justice organizations. cori has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations and foundations including Virginia NARAL, Californians for Justice, San Francisco Women Against Rape, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – San Francisco Chapter (now Arab Resource and Organizing Center), FIERCE, and Stonewall Community Foundation. cori currently serves on the board of the Transgender Law Center.

cori graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University with a B.A. in liberal arts and concentrations in mathematics and women’s studies.

Ask me about:

  • Funding community organizing
  • Being a better manager
  • Racial equity in hiring
  • Participatory grantmaking
  • Financial management for small grassroots groups
  • Karaoke

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