Maya Brown is the Development Coordinator for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. She is a recent alumna of the University of South Florida, with degrees in Africana Studies and Sociology, and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. Prior to transitioning into the Development team with the Community Foundation of Tampa, Brown coordinated Give Day Tampa Bay, a 24 hour online giving campaign that has raised $1.7 million for 550 nonprofits. Brown has backgrounds in grassroots organizing, the nonprofit sector, and academic study of social demography. She has been involved in various political capacities within campaigns and public advocacy, as well as organizing around recent social movements. Brown has facilitated several political and research projects within local Tampa communities to promote community development. More recently, she has been involved in fundraising and economic sustainability initiatives, and currently serves as a board member of For The Family, Inc. and the Social Co-Chair of New Life Village, Inc.’s Young Professional Board. While at USF, Brown held numerous leadership positions in on campus organizations to cultivate cultural diversity, political awareness and activism, while simultaneously volunteering in Tampa communities with at-risk youth diversion and affordable healthcare programs. She also holds membership in several honorary organizations.
Brown's priorities are voter engagement in African American communities, and understanding community and constituent diversity in advocacy and effective government representation. Currently, she is developing skills in IT and Marketing to help better serve local coalitions, nonprofit and political. Brown is originally from DeLand, FL and has future plans of being involved in state and federal government.