Claudia Dumond

Claudia Dumond's Fundraiser

Because you believe in equity and access! image

Because you believe in equity and access!

Join me in supporting real change.


$2,540 towards $10,000

Change. Can't. Wait.


Our democracy is being challenged by voter suppression and the highest court in the land is contemplating the future of affirmative action. There is no better or more crucial time to take action. It is imperative that we do everything we can, despite these systematic challenges, to provide access to higher education to Black, brown and first gen people. When we have access to decision making spaces, EVERYONE benefits.

On a personal level, plain and simple, I am where I am today because good people like you knew that providing financial support to underrepresented people provides access to opportunity. Period. Receiving a full scholarship to undergrad and a Woodrow Wilson PPIA Fellowship for graduate school provided me with a platform to make choices that would not have existed otherwise. I'm forever grateful and will make it my mission to do the same for others in any way I can.

Please join me in supporting Leadership Brainery's mission to create greater access to higher education so that workplaces are more equitable and that the systems that underpin our society can serve us all. There is no better time to support this important work. Read more about LB below, and please do what you can because change can't wait.


Let's get more underrepresented communities into graduate school and high-wage careers!

Did you know? Many critical careers that influence systemic change, such as lawyers, health care professionals, and educators, require and/or prefer postgraduate degrees. Jobs that require a master's degree or higher at entry-level are projected to be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce between 2014 and 2024. To access postgraduate education, students must receive a high school diploma, a bachelor's degree, and then have the financial resources and time to complete postgraduate school. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • only 3% of all chief executives in the United States are Black
  • less than 7% of all lawyers are Black and less than 6% are Hispanic
  • less than 18% of all surgeons are non-white
  • less than 18% of all civil engineers are non-white

Leadership Brainery is tackling this issue!

As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, LB works to close opportunity and wealth gaps by ensuring equitable access to postgraduate degree programs and high-impact careers for underrepresented candidates, which includes people of color, people with disabilities, individuals from a lower socioeconomic status, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We are counting on your investment to enable us to...

  • grow our team to rapidly recruit thousands more diverse talent into our life-changing programs;
  • leverage digital technology to match more young adults from marginalized communities with mentors to help them through the admissions and financial aid processes;
  • offer both in-person and virtual opportunities, such as personal and professional development workshops and networking opportunities;
  • provide free standardized test preparation materials, coaching, and financial aid resources; and
  • train university staff on equitable and anti-racist recruitment and retention practices.

Visit to learn more about our impactful programs, story, and team. If you have questions or need to contact LB, please email Jonathan Allen (

Thanks for your generous support!

Let's make a difference today. #ChangeCantWait