Josalyn P. Ford

Vice President, Development, Hopelink

Josalyn P. Ford, MPA is passionate about advancing equity in community. She not only believes it’s her duty to do so, but she also attributes her commitment as a way to pay her village back for investing into her.

By day, Josalyn serves as Vice President, Development for Hopelink (located in Redmond, WA). Her work affords her the opportunity to strategically lead the agency in adapting to a cultural of philanthropy, while also spearheading efforts by her team to curate platforms that elevate the ever-evolving fundamentals in philanthropy. Through her efforts, she and her team have raised over $30 million in fundraising revenue, affording the organization the ability to advance its mission.

In her off-time, Josalyn’s passion for community is illustrated in her service work on various non-profit boards and committees. Her experience helps in spearheading strategic initiatives, events and programs that increase the efforts of these organizations in forwarding their missions as well.

Josalyn received her B.A. in Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University, and her Master’s in Public Administration at Seattle University. She is certified in establishing socially transformative platforms and is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated – a preeminent historically African American sorority.

Always excited to make space for all, Josalyn is always eager to roll up her sleeves to make it happen.


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