Quinn Delaney

Founder, Akonadi Foundation

quinn-delaney          QUINN DELANEY is Founder and Board Chair of Akonadi Foundation, which supports the development of powerful social change movements to eliminate structural racism and create a racially just society. Akonadi funds primarily in Oakland with a focus on creating equity for youth of color, and collaborates with other foundations and institutions to work toward that goal. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards including Oakland Museum of California, Democracy Alliance, American Civil Liberies Union ((ACLU) of Northern California, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Tides Foundation and Center for Community Change. She is also a member of the Progressive Era Project, a network of individual and institutional donors working for a more progressive California through philanthropic and political strategies. As a donor activist, she has been involved in a number of ballot initiatives, both state-wide and locally, including in 2014 Proposition 47 bringing changes to the criminal justice system and Lift Up Oakland giving Oaklanders a new minimum wage. As an attorney, she worked for the National Center for Youth Law and the ACLU of Northern California. She is a graduate of Pitzer College and University of Houston Law School.