Tonja McCoy

Name : Tonja McCoy
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Baltimore , MD
Job Title Development Speacialist
Relocation Preferences : Eastcoast and Westcoast
Objective : OBJECTIVE
To obtain a leadership position in a non-profit or a private organization using my experience in fundraising, building partnerships, managing events, entrepreneurship, and program development.
Resume :  


Worked over twenty-five years improving the quality of life for women and children through community advocacy work, educational initiatives, and mentoring. Value and initiated collaborative partnerships with community organizations, businesses, churches, and community leaders. Spoke before local, state, and national legislators as an advocate for women and youth. Successfully raised funds through grant writing, in-kind contributions, and corporate partnerships. Recognized for work and commitment on initiatives focused on women and youth. Goal-oriented manager with a track record of conceptualizing, developing and implementing organizational objectives. Founded and operated a small business for nine years.



         Secured corporate and community funding exceeding $75,000 for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) outreach initiatives

         Recognized at a 2004 White House event for the Department of Labor, Womens Bureau, for work serving girls

         Created the first Community Engagement Summit in AACPS bringing together corporate, community, and non-profit partners. Over two hundred representatives from businesses, schools, churches, and the general community attended the event

         Developed the African American Student Achievement via Community Engagement (SACE) program  and the SACE Awards ceremony in partnership with the Anne Arundel County NAACP

         Created the first Hispanic Education Forum in Anne Arundel County, attracting more than 1800 (Spanish-speaking) participants. Exceeded projected attendance of our targeted audience

         Built a small business that received local, national and international recognition for its youth business summer camps and economic development programs.  Articles appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including the San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Tribune, Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Kiplingers, and Minority Business Success magazine

         Increased community partnerships by adding ninety-four new partners to support AACPS programs

         Increased minority parent involvement in AACPS initiatives


         Received the 2010 Dr. Thelma T. Daley Pearl Award of Excellence; the 2009 NAACP Marie C. Hollins Humanitarian Award; and the National Council of Negro Womens (NCNW)Mary McLeod Bethune Founders Award








Fundraising and Development

         Provided direction, support, and leadership to secure external funding and build partnerships to support school district projects, successfully securing over $260,000 in monetary and in-kind donations AACPS Board of Education

         Coordinated the development, writing and submission of grant proposals to local, regional and national foundations and corporations. Recently awarded $20,000 in grant funding from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), U. S. Department of Labor, and National Security Agency (NSA)

         Secured over $49,000 in corporate and community in-kind contributions for the first Community Engagement Summit for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (2009)

         Served on the funding committee for the  annual Youth Explosion conference with Faith Chapel Church and San Diego Charger player Terrell Fletcher (1999 2003)

         Awarded funds from the Junior SEAU Foundation for Creating Entrepreneur Opportunities (Camp CEO)

         Raised over $370,000 for Millennium Entrepreneurs and Camp CEO initiatives


Womens Initiatives

         Developed a partnership between the United States Department of Labor, Womens Bureau and the NCNW to promote girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers by providing workshops on college campuses

         Mentored girls through the GEM SET University of Chicago Girls in Math, Science, Engineering and Technology online mentoring program  - (2000 2007)

         Presentations on a wide-range of topics related to womens issues and initiatives (see also, Public Speaking section)



         Mediated family, community, and small business disputes

         Completed  a certification program in mediation and conflict resolution at Loyola Law School

         Served as a mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Court

         Trained with the Negotiator Strategy Institute in Los Angeles (2005)


Program Development and Implementation

         Managed special events for AACPS Board of Education 21st Century Education Foundation. Established new initiatives to address needs and interests of minority students and their parents

         Developed and chaired the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Community Engagement Summit attracting over two hundred corporate and community leaders

         Served as the Project Manager for the Occupational Industrialization Centers (OIC) Musical Salute to Women event Annapolis, Maryland

         Developed and chaired the Hispanic Education Forums - Anne Arundel County Maryland   (2008-2010)

         Established partnerships between AACPS and community organizations and businesses such as the United States Naval Academy (USNA), United States Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE), Bridges Community Development Center, Anne Arundel County Community College (AACCC), Maryland Aviation Administration Baltimore Washington International, Fort George G. Meade Army Base, Baltimore Washington Medical Center, M&T Bank, Anne Arundel County Workforce Development, and Northrop Grumman Corporation

         Managed and assisted in the development of the High School Community Economic

Development Program San Diego (2000-2003)


Public Speaking, Advocacy, and Teaching

         Taught a marketing and sales course at the Anne Arundel County Community College Entrepreneurial Studies Institute (Spring 2010)

         Developed and conducted training, workshops, and presentations  on entrepreneurship, technology, and financial literacy for businesses, schools, and community organizations including: the NCNW, University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of Chicago (on-line mentoring program)

         Presented HIV/AIDS lectures for the NCNW youth program

         Spoke at a Senate Hearing in Annapolis, Maryland in support of the United States Hispanic Youth Entrepreneur Education (USHYEE) Bill requiring entrepreneurship to be taught in all high schools in the state of Maryland -  (2008)

         Helped pass legislation for in-state tuition for immigrant students in California

         Volunteered as a teacher for Monarch Academy, a school for homeless children in San Diego



Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education                01/2008 - Present

            Development Specialist                                                              2010 - Present

            School/Community Engagement Liaison                                      2008 2010

CEO and Founder, Millennium Entrepreneurs and Camp CEO                 07/1998 05/2007

New School Enterprise and Development High School                             08/2005 04/2006

(School closed in June 2006)

Coordinator High School Community Economic Development,

San Diego State University                                                                    07/2000 07/2003 



         Dr. Thelma T. Daley Pearl Award of Excellence (2010)- Delta Sigma Theta, North Arundel County Alumnae Chapter

         Marie C. Hollins Humanitarian Award (2009) - NAACP

         Mary McLeod Bethune Founders Award - National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) (2002)

         Midshipmen Rock article featured on Oprahs Angel Network (2009)

         California Eureka Fellowship for Non-profit Management (2001)



University of Hawaii

Master of Arts (1994), Political Science (concentration in Conflict Resolution)


Chaminade University of Honolulu

Bachelor of Arts (1989), International Studies (emphasis in Business)



National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE)



Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution - Mediation



San Diego State University - Community Economic Development



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