Donyale Reavis nominated by PCCY: Donyale is an attorney who advises high net-worth clients in entertainment and professional sports around financial literacy, philanthropic planning and foundation administration. A ‘99 JD/MPA graduate of UPenn, she has also worked with PhillyCAM’s Executive Director Gretjen previously, as a board member of PIFVA for several years. She has two decades of experience in media and communications law, as legal clerk to an FCC Chairman, responsible for digesting communications policy-related news/cases, including net neutrality, ownership, and “digital divide” matters. She welcomes the opportunity to leverage her combined relationship and expertise in financial management and law to enrich the PhillyCAM board.
Candidate statement on how they would contribute to the board’s diversity.
“Summer Hip-Hop camps and IMAX children’s movies are not the typical work product of a practicing attorney, but they are mine. A child of an African-American art historian and jazz drummer, I bring the perspective of both my diverse youth and professional experiences to PhillyCAM, a powerful community change agent. kaPow! Hip-hop speaks and Spring Garden Pictures are charities I created to help bring to life youth voices often marginalized. I have advised or served boards in four states that focus on literacy and critical thinking, charities such as Blues Babe Foundation, CORE Scholars, and PCCY.”