Sydney joined the LOCUS team in 2017 after working for several years at a $300 million private foundation in Florida. While at the foundation, Sydney oversaw a $5.5 million place-based PRI portfolio, a $300,000 small grants program, and New Markets Tax Credit relationships with 4 CDE lenders. Previously, Sydney worked in communities across Arkansas and Virginia to mobilize grassroots coalitions aimed at civic participation. Sydney’s migration from coalitions to philanthropy to place-based capital systems is a reflection of her evolving understanding of what it takes to advance a more equitable, just society. At LOCUS, Sydney works to match interested philanthropic parties with the right place-based impact investing solutions and on-ramps.
Sydney graduated summa cum laude with a BA from a small liberal arts college in southwest Virginia.