The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
Member of the Board of Directors
Call for Applications
The Zora Neale Hurston/ Richard Wright Foundation (Hurston/Wright)is a
literary cultural institution that discovers, educates, develops
and mentors Black writers at all stages of their careers. Our work
includes year-round workshops for adult and teenage writers, an annual
gala honoring the best of the best in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
And a variety of programming that seeks to preserve and forward a vibrant
understanding and appreciation of Black writers and their contribution
to the World.
Hurston/Wright is currently seeking dynamic leaders who care
about literature and educating and training the next generation of
writers to serve on its Board of Directors.
We’re asking applicants to submit a cover letter stating your interest in
serving in the key areas of the board/organization’s need and a
professional bio and/or resume. Your cover letter should explicitly state
your interest in the Hurston/Wright Foundation while detailing what
skills/expertise you have to contribute to the Foundation.
We are especially interested of directors to join our Board
with backgrounds and close ties to NonprofitManagement, Development,
Fundraising, Law, Entrepreneurship, Marketing,
Banking/Finance, Hospitality, Media, Education, and Technology.
Please forward your materials as one document, preferably a PDF by August 1, 2013 via email to:
infoAThurstonwrightDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
and please cc Board member Abdul Ali of the Board Member Outreach Committee at:
abdul_aliATverzionDOTnet (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)
You may also snail mail your materials to:
1134 – 7Th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Address the cover letter to the Board
Member Outreach Committee. You will receive a response from the Executive
Director within 15 working days from receipt of your materials.