State Voices

Sophia Giddens

Chief Development Officer

Sophia Giddens is the Chief Development Officer of State Voices. She manages all aspects of fundraising in partnership with the national staff, board, and many generous funders and donors, to advance the vision of a robust, multiracial democracy for all.

Sophia is a senior nonprofit strategist and fundraiser with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. She is passionate about racial justice and serving immigrants and low-income people of color. She has worked with organizations to build capacity and resources for civil rights, women’s rights, workers’ rights, and the empowerment and visibility of diverse communities. Sophia has helped build fundraising infrastructure and led successful strategies for visionary activists and progressive organizations at the grassroots and national levels.

Sophia holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She serves on the board of directors of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network (GSA Network). She is based in New York.

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Racism and anti-Blackness are threats to a healthy democracy. Let’s work to end the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of Black communities.