Charles H. Tucker

Sustainable Equity, LLC

662.234.6819

Professional Qualifications

Professional History

Sustainable Equity, LLC

Co-founder and Partner

August 2016-present

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

Associate Director

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.

Accomplishments

Helped create and maintain several of the institute’s signature programs including:

Communications Director

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.

Accomplishments

                                                                                                                                                             

Freelance Writer/Photographer

Portrait and Event photography

1989-Present

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.

Accomplishments

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.

Accomplishments

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.

Accomplishments

Carolina Peacemaker - Greensboro, North Carolina

News Editor/Reporter

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)

Contributing writer

2004-Present

Freelance Writer/Photographer  (Jackson, MS)

1989-Present

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)

News Clerk

1984 - 85

Covered Jackson State University football and basketball for the wire.

Education

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

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

Blackbaud University

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

Affiliations

Parents for Public Schools – Jackson

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Jackson 2000

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

References

Available upon request