Charles H. Tucker
Sustainable Equity, LLC
Sustainable Equity, LLC
Co-founder and Partner
Works as a facilitator and program designer using the Welcome Table model and other tools to help build unity and consensus in community, nonprofit and corporate entities.
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation
July 1, 2011 to August 2016
Served as a facilitator and community builder for the Welcome Table model and helped develop and coordinate the Institute's programs, and national and international partnerships.
Helped create and maintain several of the institute’s signature programs including:
July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011
W. K. Kellogg Foundation – Mid South Delta Initiative (MSDI) – Jackson, MS
Public Information Officer
November 15, 2007 to 2009
Coordinated media contacts and coverage, collect communications stories from meetings and events; manage internet presence, serve as initiative level photographer, prepare presentations and supporting material for staff members; give presentations about the initiative; maintain office technology, manage the initiative place-based database; and conduct outreach networking for the initiative.
Portrait and Event photography
Photograph individuals and groups for use in advertising campaigns, media kits and in-house corporate communications. Write feature articles and personality profiles for magazines and other publications; write and edit grant proposals and journal articles and other technical documents.
Reddix Family Healthcare - Monroe, Louisiana
Billing Clerk/Office Manager
August 1, 2005 to May 1, 2006
Managed day to day office operations and conducted medical billing.
The Piney Woods School - Piney Woods, Mississippi
Operations Director for Development and Institutional Advancement
July 1, 1998 to June 30, 2005
Directed day-to-day operations of advancement office. Coordinated and supervised school fundraising operations (direct mail, grant-writing, special events). Conceptualized, designed and produced promotional materials for department and school. Established gift acknowledgment and recognition procedures. Worked as a team with the Vice President to develop and implement a strategic plan for fundraising. Assisted in the development of a comprehensive development program. Served as media coordinator for the school.
Jackson State University - Jackson, Mississippi
Staff Writer, Office of Public Relations
July 5, 1989 to July 1998
Wrote press releases, public service announcements and longer, feature articles Produced content for the university web site. Coordinated closely with University development office to insure accurate and timely media recognition of donors. Produced of SCOPE, the weekly faculty/staff newsletter and designed and produced various publications. Coordinated with visiting news media. Conducted tours of campus and making presentations about the university for visiting officials, dignitaries. Designed campus tour packages for foreign nationals training on campus with the Mississippi Consortium for International Development.
Carolina Peacemaker - Greensboro, North Carolina
1988 - 89
Assigned stories to reporters and edited copy. Covered news and sporting events including professional, college and high school athletics. Supervised a staff of five (two photographers, one writer, and two layout and design personnel). Represented the newspaper at conferences, seminars and government functions.
Other Professional Experiences
Jackson Free Press (Jackson, MS)
Freelance Writer/Photographer (Jackson, MS)
Landmark Community Newspapers
Landmark Intern, (Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, NC; Elizabethtown News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, KY, and Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke, VA),
1987 - 88
Covered high school and participatory sports, business, local government and features.
Associated Press (Jackson, MS)
1984 - 85
Covered Jackson State University football and basketball for the wire.
Pine Manor College
The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program
Master of Fine Arts, 2013
Jackson State University
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications/Print Journalism; minor in history, 1987
Specialized Training in Communications
National Book Foundation
Summer writers camp, Summer 2004
CompuMaster Computer Workshop
Advanced Desktop Publishing Seminar, 1999
Landmark Newspapers, Incorporated
Landmark Internship Program, 1987-1988
Associated Press Internship Program, New Orleans, LA, Summer 1984
Specialized Training in Development
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)Seminars
“Case Development, Marketing and Fundraising,” New Orleans, 2002
‘Major Gifts Campaigns,” New Orleans, LA, 2002
‘Planned Giving Basics,” New Orleans, LA, 2002
“Conducting Capital Campaigns in Difficult Environments,” New Orleans, LA, 2002
Donor Management Software training, Charleston, SC, 1999, 2001, 2002
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Jackson Chapter, NAIS Development professional continuing education and enrichment seminars, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Case/NAIS Regional Fundraising Conference, Chicago, 1999
The Alford Group
“Development as Process,” Jackson, 1998
Parents for Public Schools – Jackson
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Available upon request