Tiffany Edwards CFRE Freedom Fund Chair


Tiffany Edwards is a social innovator, strategist, diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader, visionary, and serial entrepreneur. She’s a strategy and literary Jedi knight—with a pc and pen as her lightsabers for advocacy, technical, and operational narratives. Edwards is the founder and CEO of Gramish Consulting and Gramish Tech; CSO and co-founder of The Blueprint and The Village 2.0; and COO of Karen Hoyos International.

Her experience encompasses strategic and enterprise resource planning, project management, fund development, Human Resources, outplacement strategy and deployment, directorships, and technology positions with organizations including the Pro Football Hall of Fame, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Edwards is a nationally recognized voice in racial disparity, equity, diversity and inclusion, intersectionality, human resources, business strategy, and education. In 2019, she received the Most Powerful Woman in Diversity & Inclusion Award from the National Diversity Council, the Education Awardee from Tampa Bay Black Girls Rock, the Restorative Justice Award from the Think Make Live Organization and the Behind the Humanitarian Award from the National Action Network.

She is the Freedom Fund Chair for the NAACP, a Board Strategist for Masters Preparatory Academy and Providence Serving People, and volunteers with the National Placemaking Council. She is Vice President of the Board for Pillars United, co-chair of the Resource Development Committee for Weathervane Community Playhouse, and serves as a mentor for domestic violence survivors and those needing help with social or restorative justice.

Her volunteer work aids bullying and ostracism survivors as well as the racially disenfranchised. Edwards holds BA degrees from Walsh University in Business Management and Corporate Communication, has numerous tax certifications, and is pursuing a PhD. She is part of 2% of CFREs (Certified Fund Raising Executives) globally who are African American or Latinx.

Edwards diplomatically uses her words as “the force” in exposing what’s happening in the shadows and bringing the issues to light through strategy, education, and advocacy. She is married, has two precocious children, and enjoys gardening, fashion, sports, visual and performing arts, and cinema.
She is particularly fond of sci-fi and fantasy.