Kiara Boone (she/her) manages Foundation relationships and grant portfolios across the South. Before joining MRBF, Kiara served as deputy director of community education at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a nonprofit law organization committed to ending mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial injustice in America, based in Montgomery, Alabama. In her role, Kiara contributed to research for EJI’s racial justice education materials as well as the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. With EJI’s Community Remembrance Project, Kiara supported community members across the country in memorializing documented victims of racial violence and fostering meaningful dialogue about race and justice. Kiara has also worked as a fellow for the Jessie Ball duPont Fund in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.
Kiara earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Davidson College and a nonprofit executive management certificate from Georgetown University. Raised in Macon, Mississippi, Kiara currently lives in Montgomery, Alabama where she also serves on the Mayors Young Professionals Council. She enjoys reading historical fiction, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.