Casey Cook, Bread & Roses Community Fund

TITLE: Executive Director

FOCUS AREAS: Racial equity, economic opportunity, social justice, criminal justice reform

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PROFILE:  Casey Cook is the executive director of the Bread & Roses Community Fund in Philadelphia. She has been in this position since September 2006 and was previously the executive director of Prevention Point Philadelphia. Cook’s educational background includes a M.L.S.P. in law and social policy and a M.S.S. in social work – both from Bryn Mawr College.

Her foundation bio shares: 

As an advocate and community organizer, Casey Cook has brought her passion for real change to a range of social justice issues, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liberation, access to health care for people with HIV, promoting harm reduction strategies for drug users and sex industry workers, and environmental justice.
Since 2006, Casey Cook has served as executive director of Bread & Roses Community Fund. Prior to joining the staff at Bread & Roses, Casey served as executive director for six years at Prevention Point Philadelphia. There she provided harm reduction services while advocating for access to health care for injection drug users, sex workers and transgender hormone users. During her tenure at Prevention Point Philadelphia, she co-founded the Trans-Health Information Project for transgender, transsexual and gender-variant individuals.
Casey received her Bachelors in Women’s Studies and Education from Temple University, and her Master of Social Service and Master of Law and Social Policy from the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College.
Casey currently serves at the Chair of the board of directors for the Funding Exchange, and has previously served on the boards of the Center for Responsible Funding, and Penn PIRG and as the former co-chair of Liberty City Democratic Club.

Another professional bio shares:

Casey Cook is a lifelong activist. She has been the Executive Director at Bread & Roses in Philadelphia since 2006 and received both her M.S.S. in Social Work and her M.L.S.P in Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. She took the job at Bread & Roses because of her passion for social justice and for fundraising and has already personally witnessed how the actions of this network create tangible, positive change in the lives of others.

You can learn more about her background and perspective in this Philly Mag article.