Reasoning Mind is excited to welcome Renée White to our Central Management team as our Vice President of Development. As the VP of Development, Renée will oversee all of the organization’s fundraising efforts, working with charitable individuals and organizations to support Reasoning Mind’s mission of providing a first-rate math education to every child.
A dedicated professional who is passionate about education and social justice, Renée believes mathematics is a foundational element of learning and believes all children need to become proficient in the subject. Prior to joining Reasoning Mind, she served as the Chief Advancement Officer at Partners in School Innovation, the Philanthropic Partnerships Manager at MIND Research Institute, the Executive Director of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in Los Angeles, and the Executive Director of the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center in South Central Los Angeles. Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Renée was a political consultant, campaign staffer and political party Executive Director for ten years working with candidates on all levels from Mayoral to the Presidency.
Renée has received numerous awards in her career, including Soroptomist’s “Making a Difference in the Lives of Women,” the Santa Fe Springs Chamber’s “Volunteer of the Year Award,” and the “President’s Award.” She was also nominated as one of Long Beach’s “30 Women to Watch” and “40 under 40.” Renée earned a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) degree from Penn State and graduated from the University of Washington, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, Values and Social Change with a minor in Non-Profit Management. Renée will soon be relocating to Houston with her husband and their two children. She loves to travel with her children, exposing them to new places and cultures. In her spare time, she is a Girl Scout Co-Troop Leader for her daughter’s Junior Troop, and an active parent in the school community.
Reasoning Mind is privileged to have such a skilled, experienced individual joining its team. Welcome, Renée—we’re looking forward to working with you to help students succeed in mathematics.