Jenene Seymour, Executive Director

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Jenene Seymour has more than 20 years of professional experience in the philanthropy and education sectors. She has held fundraising roles with Reading Partners Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University, and served as a Senior Vice President with Foundation For The Carolinas, where she oversaw administration and award distributions for more than 100 scholarship funds. Jenene began her career in college admissions; helping low-income and first-generation students pursue their higher education goals.

Jenene is inspired by the profound impact of nonprofit organizations and is a dedicated community volunteer. She has been involved with numerous nonprofits including the boards of directors of the Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund, Right Moves For Youth, National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Queen City Metropolitan Chapter, and the ANSWER Scholarship. Jenene is also a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations with the Wildacres Leadership Initiative. Jenene earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in education administration from Temple University.

Why are you involved with Project One?

I am involved with Project One because I deeply believe that education is the foremost socio-economic equalizer. A college degree can empower an underprivileged young person to reimagine their future. Project One gives deserving students essential scholarship support, while also providing targeted mentoring and training to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need for long-term personal, career and economic advancement. I am honored to help develop and expand opportunities for the dynamic scholars we serve!


Michelle Jones