Multicultural Advancement Professionals

CASE Multicultural Advancement Professionals (MAP) aspires to be a premier resource for the enhancement and heightened-awareness of issues related to multicultural populations in educational advancement. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities and to foster an environment that encourages learning, networking, and resource sharing among multicultural advancement professionals. MAP was founded by four members of the 2014 CASE Minority Advancement Institute (MAI).

Committee Leadership:

  • Ann-Marie Thornton, CFRE, Community College of Baltimore County, MAI '14-Chair
  • Shabina Bahl, Pew Charitable Trusts, MAI ‘08
  • Jacynta Brewton, Emory University, MAI ‘14
  • Pedro Govantes, University of Michigan, MAI ‘16
  • Ohmar T. Land, Ph.D., CCS Fundraising, MAI ‘15
  • De'Leisa Nelson, University of Maryland - College Park, MAI '17
  • D.A. Phillips, Philanthropy Forward, LLC, MAI ‘14
  • LaShawne Pryor, Delaware State University, MAI ‘16
  • Kaitlyn Sands, US Naval Academy Foundation, MAI ‘16
  • Kobie Smith, University of Pennsylvania, MAI '15
  • Davine Snead, Bowie University, MAI '17
  • Isaac W. K. Thweatt, Columbia University, MAI ‘14
  • R. Sylvester Owens, George Washington, MAI '16

MAP Goals:

  • Provide educational opportunities that motivate, inspire and engage multicultural advancement professionals
  • Increase awareness and recognition of multicultural advancement professionals
  • Discover ways to strategically partner with other recognized entities of CASE and beyond

Next Event

Date & Time

Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from noon to 1:30 PM


Attracting Multicultural Leaders to Your Board

Join us for a panel discussion current volunteer board members and senior leadership from various institutions in the CASE District II regions. 

Program goals:

  • Learn how to recruit multicultural leaders to your board
  • Identify ways to effectively interact with board members
  • Understand how to connect board members to the mission, vision and values of the organization 


The Inn at Penn, St. Mark's 
3600 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


RSVP today!


We look forward to seeing you! If you have problems registering or any further questions, please contact James Bresette at jbresette@case.org or (202) 478-5650.

Funding for this program is made possible by the CASE District II Venture Capital Funds and the University of Pennsylvania Office of Development and Alumni Relations.