Vice President, Charitable Affairs & Lakers Youth Foundation
Kiesha Nix is the VP of Charitable Affairs for the Los Angeles Lakers & Executive Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation. Kiesha directs programming and funding priorities for the team’s charitable arm. She is responsible for implementing the Foundation’s mission which is to assist underserved youth develop and recognize their full potential by providing positive experiences and resources in education, health & wellness and sports.
Kiesha oversees support of 100,000+youth in 20+ Boys & Girls Clubs through Jr. Lakers basketball and has helped to build 40+ basketball courts, Reading Rooms and STEM Labs in schools & centers throughout Los Angeles. Kiesha is very active in the Lakers civic engagement, social justice and diversity & inclusion efforts.
Formerly Kiesha was as a Vice President of Enterprise Business & Community Relations at Bank of America and a Private Wealth Associate in the Private Banking & Investment Group of Merrill Lynch, serving 21+ yeas at Merrill Lynch – Bank of America.
In 2021 Kiesha was voted to Sports Illustrated 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.
Kiesha holds a B.A. in English from the Univ. of Nevada.
This presentation will focus on how transformative opportunities are made available through elite level fundraising. The analytical data and assets generated by sports provide a platform for us all to use in making a difference in our communities. Kiesha Nix, VP of Charitable Affairs for the Lakers, will discuss best practices around idea generation, execution, and how to make an impact.
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