Bill Black, Comcast Foundation

TITLE: Vice President and Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Digital literacy, youth development, K-12 eductation, post-secondary education

CONTACT: (215) 286-1700

PROFILE: Bill Black is Vice President and Executive Director of the Comcast Foundation. He is also Senior Director of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation. Here is the bio that was shared upon his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the American Indian College Fund:

Bill Black is Vice President and Executive Director of the Comcast Foundation and Director of Community Investment for Comcast Corporation. He is responsible for Comcast’s financial and in-kind corporate giving initiatives, which totaled more than $330 million in 2012. Mr. Black manages the Comcast Foundation’s grant-making and operations, charitable sponsorships through the corporation, development of national partnerships, and executive placements on nonprofit boards. He joined Comcast in 2000 and has held various corporate affairs, communications and cable operations positions. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Black held various regional public policy and communications positions at cable operators MediaOne and Continental. He began his career in the cable industry in 1990 as General Manager for Bresnan Communications in Michigan. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from Thomas Edison State College and a master’s in business administration in project management and a master’s of arts degree in business communications from Jones International University. Mr. Black also serves on the Board of Directors of Delaware Valley Grantmakers and on the Corporate Advisory Council for Congress.

Black's educational degrees, referenced above, came about non-traditionally. He received his bachelor's degree later in life (and his master's degrees subsequent to that). He discusses this, and his work at Comcast, in a profile for the alumni magazine of his undergraduate alma mater.