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FEATURED MOVER | Jessica Solomon, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

Jessica Solomon was named vice president of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

Each year, the foundation makes grants in excess of $4 million to Baltimore area nonprofits. In her expanded role, Solomon will further refine and develop grantmaking strategies to ensure a strong culture of equity, learning and accountability to increase impact.

Her efforts will build on the foundation’s existing programs and place-based investments in arts and culture, as well as community development and digital equity initiatives.

Solomon joined the foundation in 2017 as a senior program officer. In addition to her duties with the foundation, Solomon is also a director with Art in Praxis and an affiliate consultant with RoadMap Consulting.

Before joining the foundation, Solomon was an affiliate consultant with Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE)/National Performance Network and interim director of Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment Inc., a capacity building specialist with Fair Chance and a producing artistic director with The Saartje Project.

Jessica Solomon, vice president of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

Jessica Solomon, vice president of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

ABOUT JESSICA SOLOMON

Resides in:

West Baltimore

Education:

Western High School, University of Maryland, College Park (BA), American University (MS)

If you had not chosen nonprofits as a profession, what profession would you choose and why?

If I didn’t work in the nonprofit sector, I’d be in theater/film/ television as a producer, director or showrunner

Favorite vacation

Lagos, Nigeria! It was beautiful and life changing.

When I want to relax, I … 

Set the mood. Vibes are important. The right playlist, lighting and scent all contribute to relaxation for me. My go-to scent at the moment is Mary Jane by Baltimore’s own Knit Soy Metal.

Favorite book:

My favorite book and quote come from the same source: “Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo,” by Ntozake Shange.

Favorite quotation:

“Where there is woman, there is magic.”

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