Terrance brings deep enthusiasm and rational optimism to each aspect of his life, including social entrepreneurship and the global initiatives he has supported over the past 15 years. Terrance currently serves as the Vice President of Global Fundraising for Pencils of Promise; an international for-purpose NGO committed to democratizing education access for youth in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos. Additionally, he is a Founding CoS member and incubator fellow with Primary Ventures, Republic Venture Partner, and co-founder of ImpacteX Ventures, a social-impact obsessed venture firm committed to catalyzing impact through proptech and real-estate investing. He previously served as COO for North Chicago’s fastest-growing housing, equity, and social enterprise, Open Communities. Before Open Communities, Terrance led Mastercard’s largest leadership and entrepreneurship agri-business innovation program, a $1.2B worldwide collaboration of international schools and for-purpose organizations committed to deploying 35,000 educational grants across 33 countries and 245 corporate partners in Africa.
Terrance received his bachelor’s degree from Wilberforce University, the first private Historically Black College and University (HBCU) founded in the United States. He attended graduate school at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. Terrance is excited to join as Director of the Kirchner Food Fellowship HBCU Program, and work alongside the other HBCU Directors, emerging capital allocators, and mission-centered partners.