Program Specialist, Arthur M. Blank Foundation
Jacoria Borders is a Program Specialist at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, where she leads democracy and civic activations for the Blank Family of Businesses. Before joining The Blank Family Foundation, Jacoria served as the Georgia Events Manager for the Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign. She raised approximately $4 million, managing more than 100 special events and fundraisers in Georgia. Jacoria graduated from Florida A&M University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences and earned her Master of Public Health degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in 2017. A servant leader and fundraiser, Jacoria founded the first student-led giving campaign and the first student-led health initiative at Florida A&M University. In total, Jacoria raised $60,000 for causes, programs, and initiatives during her senior year as Executive Vice President of the FAMU Student National Alumni Association, FAMU Relay for Life Chair, Programming Assistant in the Office of Student Activities, and SGA Surgeon General. While at Morehouse School of Medicine, Jacoria was elected President of the Student Alumni Association and started the school’s first student-led giving campaign. Additionally, Jacoria interned and contracted for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in Cincinnati, Ohio, and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams at the Georgia House Democratic Caucus. A native of Marianna, Florida, Jacoria resides in Southwest Atlanta and enjoys traveling when she can. She is committed to advancing both rural and urban communities and taking thoughtful action for progressive change. Jacoria is eager to identify and implement innovative ways to merge culture, commerce, and conscience to change the ethos surrounding civic participation.