Meet Taylor Cobb (she/her/hers), Director of Business Development AL Día Foundation
The AL Día Foundation would like to introduce Taylor Cobb, philanthropy and leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Cobb will serve as the inaugural Director of Business Development for the AL Día Foundation.
Born, raised, educated, and now settled in North Philadelphia, Cobb’s Puerto Rican and African American upbringing has primed to be a thought leader in newsroom philanthropy. As a scholar-practitioner, Cobb’s background in higher education and fundraising brings an exciting energy to newsroom philanthropy. Starting her first intrapreneurial role at Temple University, she is emerging as a new colleague to journalist, media managers, and reporters. More recently, Taylor Cobb served as the Manager of Advancement Services where she was responsible for the acquisition of capacity building funds for the mission of Girard College.
Working closely with Board’s from across the nation through her business, Reify Solutions, LLC, Cobb understands and is well-versed in diversity, equity, and inclusion from operations to board management. As a Board Member of Mazzoni Center, she has committed her career to amplifying the voices of the Philadelphia community. Cobb’s previous awards include 2018 Young Professional of the Year, from the African American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE, and Mazzoni Center’s 2020 Chairman Award for Integrity.
Under her guidance of the esteemed board, she will be leading the strategic development of the AL Día Foundation. Working closely with the AL Día News, Inc team, together, they will create a unique ecosystem for multicultural and bilingual local news and media management.
“Philanthropy has a great responsibility within to ensure information created is factual and accessible to all populations. Al Día News, Inc. is a 27-year-old newspaper that has the trust of the community. Together, in partnership with key donors and friends, we can create a space with Latinx in journalism and media represented and are leaders.”
“My goal is to create a sustainable organization with a long legacy. This foundation has the clear opportunity to continue to be the voice of the Philadelphia Latinx population. I invite anyone with purpose and determination to work with me.”
Taylor holds two degrees from Temple University Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education from Saint Joseph’s University.