Inside Philanthropy: Six Questions for Isabelle Leighton, Donors of Color Network’s New Executive Director
Inside Philanthropy – August 23, 2022
By Ade Adeniji
Isabelle Leighton was recently named executive director of Donors of Color Network (DOCN), a community of high-net-worth donors, whose mission is to build systemic racial equity to be more reflective and accountable to communities of color. We previously spoke with former executive director Ashindi Maxton about her long-running work at DOCN, which has identified around 2 million people of color with assets over $1 million, and tens of thousands of people of color with assets greater than $30 million. DOCN also released “Philanthropy Always Sounds Like Someone Else: A Portrait of High Net Worth Donors of Color,” which analyzes the experiences and funding preferences of BIPOC donors across the country, and their work in racial, social and climate justice, as well as other issues like women’s rights.
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