Tiffany C. Taylor Elected to Board of Directors


ANN ARBOR, MI, March 30, 2021 – The Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to broadening the college aspirations of talented female high school students from the Midwest, today announced the election of Tiffany C. Taylor native of Detroit, MI to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Tiffany Taylor, an experienced professional in the education, non-profit, and public sector, to our Board of Directors,” said Valerie Brader, Joyce Ivy Foundation Board Member. “When Tiffany was selected as a Woman of Impact by Joyce Ivy, we knew she makes an outsized impact in all she does, and we are thrilled she will apply her considerable talents to advancing our mission of inspiring young women from the Midwest to become leaders.”

Tiffany Taylor is the Vice President, Deputy Chief People Officer of Teach for America, having previously served as the Executive Director of Teach for America – Detroit. Prior to her roles with Teach For America, she worked in community planning and housing development, and served as a School Leader for Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia.

Ms. Taylor is a product of the Detroit public school system graduating from Cass Technical High School, the same school that produced this year’s Leader of the Year, Roz Brewer (the CEO of Walgreens).

Taylor graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Afro-American and African Studies, and also earned a Master’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s University and a Masters’ degree in Urban Planning from the University of Maryland. Most recently, Ms. Taylor completed the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal program at Harvard Business School.

Taylor is active in Detroit, serving as the chair for the Detroit Promise Neighborhood advisory board, vice chair of Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit, and as an appointed board member for the Economic Development Corporation of Clinton Township, Michigan. Ms. Taylor was inducted into Michigan Chronicle’s 2014 40 under 40 class, honored as an “Everyday She-roe”, won the “Five Under Ten” Young Alumni Recognition Award from the University of Michigan African American Alumni Council, was inducted into the Crain’s 2015 40 under 40 class, and in 2019 the Walker’s Legacy Foundation honored Taylor with the national “Women in Economic Development and Civic Leadership” award because of her work to champion policy and programs to advance economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems, job opportunities, and innovation in education in her community.

“I’ve long respected the work of the Joyce Ivy Foundation because of their core values and unwavering commitment to expanding opportunities for young women across the Midwest,” said Tiffany Taylor. “I’m truly humbled by the opportunity to join the Board of Directors and look forward to serving as a champion for the work and for our Scholars.”

​With the addition of Ms. Taylor, the Joyce Ivy Foundation Board of Directors totals thirteen members: Erich Bagen of San Francisco, California; Fred Blanck of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Valerie Brader of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Allyson Carpenter, JIF ‘12 of Washington, DC; Mary Jo Dawson of Bloomfield Village, Michigan; Audrey DiMarzo of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Kim Easter of Ann Arbor, Michigan; S. Caroline Kerr of Hanover, New Hampshire; Greg Lewis of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Mike Pritula of New York, New York; Emily Taylor of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Tiffany Taylor of Clinton Township, Michigan; Sheila Trautner of Columbus, Ohio; and directors emeriti Carrie Booher of New Orleans, Louisiana; Anne Hiller of Ann Arbor, Michigan; Stephen Miller of Boise, Idaho; Elisa Ostafin of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Clint Wallace of Columbia, South Carolina.