DECOLONIZING WEALTH, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Edgar Villanueva, in an enrolled member of the Lumbee Nation. He is the founder and principal of Decolonizing Wealth and Liberated Capital. Villanueva is a nationally-recognized expert on social justice philanthropy, previously holding leadership roles at the Schott Foundation, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and at the Marguerite Casey Foundation. He currently serves on the chair of the board of directors of Native Americans in Philanthropy and is a trustee of Andrus Family Fund. Villanueva is also an instructor with The Grantmaking School at the Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University and is the author of Decolonizing Wealth, a new book that offers alternatives to the dynamics of colonization in the social finance sector.