Erica Thurman (She/Her)

Development Manager

Erica (she/her) is the Development Manager for Civil Rights Corps. In this role, she manages CRC’s foundation and individual fundraising. Erica additionally manages the expanded regrant program for CRC where we provide additional financial support and capacity building to our partners in cities where we have open litigation. 

 Prior to joining CRC, Erica served as Manager of Foundation Relations with the National Women’s Law Center and Grants Manager with the National Partnership for Women & Families. She also served as Prevention and Social Change Initiatives Coordinator with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Erica additionally served as Director at YWCA McLean County where she was responsible for the fiscal and programmatic oversight of the Stepping Stones sexual assault program. She was the Regional Campaign Coordinator for People Over Politics (American Civil Liberties Union), for the North Florida region, where she helped secure the passage of two state Constitutional redistricting amendments.

 Erica is a graduate of Illinois State University where she majored in Philosophy with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. In her time outside of the office, you can find Erica blogging and vlogging to bring awareness to issues that impact Black girls and women. An avid reader, Erica is always eager to discuss her latest read and recommendations.

 “No person belongs in a cage. I do this work because the criminal legal system disproportionately cages people who look and like me.”