Tasha L. Cole
Vice President, Resource Development
Tasha Cole is the Vice President of Resource Development of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF).
Ms. Cole has more than 10 years of experience in fundraising development, targeting and attracting new donors and expanding donor commitment. She has managed cultivation events from the planning to implementation stage, as well as identified key stakeholders, strategic planning methods, and new sponsorship opportunities. Her work and exposure to national politics has translated into a valued network of activists, coalition groups, corporate executives, community leaders, newsmakers, and elected officials at every level of government.
Ms. Cole transitioned her communications background into a career in politics and fundraising as constituency outreach director with the state Democratic Party in Florida where she worked on a number of statewide and presidential campaigns and three national Democratic conventions, including the director of political affairs for the 2008 Democratic Convention. Most recently, she worked as the chief of staff to U.S. Rep Frederica Wilson. Prior to joining Rep. Wilson’s staff, Ms. Cole served as communications director and later senior advisor for Rep. Kendrick Meek. Ms. Cole comes with a broad knowledge of congressional and third-party organizations and operations, having served most recently as a consultant in the areas of Congressional Affairs and resource development to a number of organizations including the CBCF and the MLK Jr. Memorial Foundation.
Ms. Cole is an Emmy award winning television journalist with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism from Florida A&M University. She is the recipient of honors including the Grand Prize in Florida Bar Media Awards and the Women in Communications Rising Star Award. Currently Ms. Cole serves on the board of directors for Running Start, a national organization whose mission and vision is to engage young women in politics. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and a member in the C/Maryland/Virginia FAMU Alumni Association.