Faron McLurkin

Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships


Faron McLurkin is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Faron serves as a member of Race Forward’s Executive team and helps shape the organization’s strategic direction with a  focus on developing and implementing strategies to increase Race Forward’s reach and impact.

Prior to joining Race Forward, Faron served as the Vice President of Programs for Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG). During his time at NFG Faron oversaw all of NFG’s programs as well as the development and evaluation of all new NFG programs, including establishment of NFG's newest program, the Midwest Organizing Infrastructure Funders. He also played a catalytic role in the founding of the Integrated Rural Strategies group (IRSG), NFG’s rural power building program.

Faron’s career includes serving as Program Officer at The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock, where he managed their New York State and Environmental portfolios; as Executive Director of the Center for Third World Organizing, one of the oldest and most storied racial justice organizations in the country; and as an organizing director for Change to Win and SEIU Workers United at the national and local levels.