Dawn Mabery has over 10 years of experience directing multi-faceted programs and initiatives with a consistent professional focus on advocacy for social justice causes. She has extensive experience working with political figures, donors and celebrities but also with grassroots leaders and campaigns.
Ms. Mabery was also the Manager of Outreach to State and Local Elected Officials at the National Immigration Forum where she created and mobilized a brand-new national coalition of state legislators to advance objectives of the multi-million dollar national legislative campaign, Reform Immigration for America.
Currently, Ms. Mabery is a consultant with the NAACP and Fernandez Advisors where she facilitates state-base fundraising and serves as a primary point of contact for prospective grantees.
Ms. Mabery has served in a variety of non-profit leadership roles including the Campaign for Community Change where she is a former active board member of the 501c4 non-profit focused on lobbying and electoral opportunities for low income communities, with specific concentration on health care and immigration. With the Court Appointed Special Advocate, she supported children entering the court system primarily due to abuse or neglect. She is a former founding member of the Washington, DC-based young professional section of the National Council of Negro Women, where she served as First Vice President and Co-Chair, Community Service Committee and coordinated monthly community-based health, education and economic empowerment service projects including a teen pregnancy prevention forum.
Her published work includes a co-authored article entitled, “Shared Barriers to Opportunity,” which addresses how the African American and immigrant communities can embrace each other’s challenges and move forward together on immigration reform. She also served as a coalition speaker on the issue of immigration reform on various panels and at national conferences.
Ms. Mabery has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Spelman College and also studied at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.