Marcus Harris earned his BS in Pre-Med/Chemistry from Pfeiffer University, in Misenheimer, NC. For more than 20 years, he's served as a volunteer, mentor, philanthropist, and community advocate for a variety of different causes and organizations.
Marcus started The Lady Oya Foundation, his first nonprofit organization, in 2002. The LOF focused on empowering domestic violence survivors and their families, through such programs as scholarships, community engagement events, and the arts. He's also served on the board of directors for Read Seed, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free books to children residing in low-income housing developments.
Marcus happily serves as our executive director in an unpaid capacity, volunteering both his time and personal resources to help bolster our continued growth and development.
Our newest team member, Dulce Mascorro brings with her considerable administrative, fundraising, and marketing experience from the private and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served within the educational sector as Community Engagement Director with Lexington City Schools and as GEAR UP Coordinator with Wilkes County Schools, where she worked diligently to create partnerships and fund initiatives for families that faced socioeconomic challenges. Dulce's passion lies in serving marginalized populations and contributing to the breaking of inter-generational poverty by providing equitable access to resources and opportunities through sustainable partnerships.
Dulce attended the University of Texas, where she obtained a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree in Education and Business Communications. She's currently in pursuit of her MBA in Human Resources.
Dulce grew up in Ashe County and currently resides in Fuquay Varina, with her son and three dogs. In her free time, she loves to read, write, run, and hike.
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