Mark Randazzo, Director | mark@ edgefunders.org
J. Lamar Gibson, Operations Manager | [email protected]
Lamar Gibson was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has worked for eight years in both private businesses and the non-profit sector. At the Fund for Democratic Communities, he served as the Membership and Fundraising Coordinator for the Renaissance Community Cooperative. When it opens in 2015, the store will be the first of its kind- a full-service grocery in what was once a food desert. As a Fund Developer at the Interactive Resource Center, the first day center for people experiencing homelessness in Greensboro, he worked with the founding Board of Directors to establish the organization on firm financial footing. Later on, Lamar worked with international students who came to the US to study at colleges and universities around the country. In this role, he worked with embassies, recruiters, and universities to help provide the best student experience possible. He is a dedicated community activist who believes that relationship building and cooperation across boundaries are key to the success of movements. He has traveled extensively in the American South to study the history of movements that changed America. Lamar also enjoys food blogging and fundraising for social justice organizations.