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Thomasina H. Williams

Principal Consultant

Sankofa Legacy Fund

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Background Information

Employment History

Consultant

Relative Solutions LLC


Program Officer

Ford Foundation


Affiliations

The Florida Bar

Member


Family Firm Institute Inc

Member


Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute

Member


Florida Memorial University

Board Member


Education

yearlong post-graduate program

The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family


J.D.

University of Michigan Law School


bachelor's degree

Mount Holyoke College


Web References(29 Total References)


Strategic Use of Philanthropy for the Business-Owning Family - Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute

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Thomasina Williams is the Principal Consultant at Sankofa Legacy Advisors, P.B.C.
She is a member of the Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute and The Florida Bar. She also holds both the Family Firm Institute's Certificate in Family Business Advising and its Certificate in Family Wealth Advising.


NCBCP: Black Women's Roundtable Women of Power Summit Addresses Important Issues

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Pictured (L - R) Angel Mills, Sophomore, Howard University (Mentee); Mary-Pat Hector, National Action Network (Mentee); Honorable Barbara L. Ballard, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Susan L. Taylor, National CARES Mentoring Movement; Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Black Women's Health Imperative; Tanya Leah Lombard, AT & T; Melanie L. Campbell, Black Women's Roundtable; Thomasina Williams, Founder, Sankofa Legacy Fund; Barbara Arnwine, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Tamika Mallory, National Action Network; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women.
Honored for their innovating and unwavering commitment to mentoring young aspiring leaders and for their exemplary civil rights, voting rights, women's rights and social justice BWR Leadership Award recipients were: Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women; Tamika Mallory, National Action Network; Thomasina Williams, Sankofa Legacy Fund; Tanya Leah Lombard accepting for AT & T; Honorable Barbara L. Ballard, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Eleanor Hinton Hoytt, Black Women's Health Imperative; Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Skinner Leadership Institute/The Masters Series; Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; and Chanelle P. Hardy, Esq., National Urban League


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Thomasina leverages her extensive experience in law and philanthropy, and as a business owner who has worked with family, to help enterprising families navigate the emotional and financial complexities characteristic of families who share assets.
She uses her multi-disciplinary perspective and understanding of family systems and family dynamics to help family enterprises bring a higher degree of intentionality to facilitating their internal communications, making better informed decisions, and developing their human, intellectual and social capital as part of maximizing their financial capital. Her work includes governance, leadership and board development, strategic planning, and strategic use of philanthropy as a tool to strengthen family enterprises. Before entering the field of family enterprise consulting, Thomasina practiced law in Miami for 20 years. She became a partner in one of Florida's top full-service law firms in a record three years, and was recognized as one of the Top 250 Lawyers in South Florida. Her clients included global corporations as well as family businesses and closely-held enterprises in a range of industries, such as banking, real estate development, construction and hospitality, and accounting, law and healthcare professional service firms. In 2005, Thomasina relocated to New York City, and transitioned into the field of philanthropy. As a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, she made more than $42 million in grant investments to non-profit organizations across the United States to increase civic engagement and build non-profit infrastructure and leadership capacities of local communities to participate meaningfully in shaping public policy. Thomasina has undergone extensive training in working with enterprising families, including earning both the Family Firm Institute's Certificate in Family Business Advising and Certificate in Family Wealth Advising. She is currently enrolled in the yearlong post-graduate program at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Thomasina is a member of the Family Firm Institute and its Next Gen Study Group, Galliard Family Business Advisor Institute, and the Purposeful Planning Institute. She is also a 21/64 Certified Philanthropy, and is in the process of completing the requirements for the American College of Financial Services' Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® designation. Thomasina earned her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, and her law degree from The University of Michigan Law School. She is a member of The Florida Bar. Thomasina H. Williams


Team | Promoting Electoral Reform And Democratic Participation | Ford Foundation

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Thomasina H. Williams
Thomasina H. Williams Program Officer New York


The Urgency of Now | Ford Foundation Annual Report 2007 | Our Staff

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Thomasina H. Williams
Program Officer


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