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.


Resides in:

West Baltimore


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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