Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective Announces Powerhouse Development Team
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
The Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Chief Development Officer, Starsha Valentine, and Development Manager, Sherifat Mohammed.
With support from the T. Rowe Price Foundation this shared resource for our Collective will help build capacity and secure sustainability for the future of our work. Starsha has worked with a wide range of community-based organizations in Washington, D.C. from local community-based organizations to larger national companies for over 14 years. She specialized in helping nonprofit organizations optimize their fundraising systems and processes while leading robust fundraising plans for growth. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Howard University and her Masters degree in Management from the University of Maryland University College in 2013. She brings a visionary perspective to small business and nonprofit fundraising that integrates stakeholder engagement with realistic goals and metrics for maximum organizational effectiveness. Sherifat Mohammed brings over 16 years of experience in the fundraising field to the role. She has worked in higher education, healthcare, and children advocacy organizations. Sherifat has worked for Georgia State University, University of Maryland, Baltimore, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Agape Youth and Family Center and Georgia Center for Child Advocacy on the development team. She has fundraising experience in: prospect research, portfolio management, soliciting funds, researching grants and coordinating special events. Sherifat is deeply passionate about uplifting others. The Baltimore Legacy Collective is a collaborative of three black-led organizations serving the Baltimore community. The organizations include: I Am MENtality, The Be.Org and B360. I Am MENtality is focused on assisting male youth with developing their leadership capacity, by offering educational and experimental opportunities. The Be.Org is centered around youth development, girls empowerment, and STEM education. B360 is an organization that utilizes dirt bike culture to end the cycle of poverty, disrupt the prison pipeline, and build bridges in communities through STEM education and career opportunities. The Collective will provide 100 plus hours of training, transferable skills and empowerment to 1,300 youth and young adults in the greater Baltimore area annually. The Collective has one goal: Empowerment.