Brittany Schulman Joins Native Americans in Philanthropy Staff

Brittany Schulman Joins Native Americans in Philanthropy Staff

Please join Native Americans in Philanthropy as they welcome Brittany Schulman (Waccamaw Siouan) to their team. 

Brittany joins the organization as its new Director of Indigenous Knowledge and Power Building Networks where she will lead and manage our growing networks of Native nonprofit leaders, Native philanthropic professionals, tribal leaders, and other stakeholders.  

Brittany brings experience as an organizer, educator, and a leader to Native Americans in Philanthropy’s network and power-building programming.  

“Our relatives, relations, and networks in the field are the source of our wisdom, expertise, and community power,” said Erik Stegman, Executive Director. “Brittany has an inspiring track record building leadership development programs and bringing our community members together to ensure that their voice is at the center of the work. We’re thrilled to have someone with her experience who can build new spaces for our philanthropic sector to learn from our networks and advocate for stronger investments in tribal communities.” 

As an advocate, Brittany has served in many leadership roles where she was recognized for her exceptional communication skills, project management, and passion for Indigenous peoples. As Director of Leadership Initiatives for Americans for Indian Opportunity, she was part of team that advanced the cultural, political, and economic rights of Indigenous peoples in the United States and around the world. Brittany is a lifelong learner and educator and integrates her Indigenous values into everyday life. She is a results-driven educator and public speaker with a record of maximizing efforts through relationships.  

Brittany Schulman is an enrolled citizen of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe and grew up in rural North Carolina. As a traditional storyteller, Brittany’s perspective is grounded in her experience growing up with her mother, siblings and grandparents on their family farm and her Waccamaw Siouan community. Brittany is married to a wonderfully supportive husband, Joseph (Leech Lake Ojibwe) and they have two children. 

Native Americans in Philanthropy is proud to expand its team, which will increase its capacity to engage Native-led organizations and increase their funding, support Native professionals in philanthropy, and further influence the philanthropic sector to be in alignment with an Indigenous worldview.