Dr. Tonyel Edwards is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s San Francisco office where she focuses on family-centered economic mobility and justice and is co-author of “Philanthropy’s Role in Reparations and Building a Culture of Racial Repair” (Bridgespan.org, 2023) and “A Reparations Roadmap for Philanthropy” (Stanford Social Innovation Review, 2023).
Prior to Bridgespan, Tonyel was the Director of Civic Assets and Impact Opportunities at the Houston Endowment and was responsible for designing and leading the foundation’s strategy to deploy nearly $40 million of unrestricted capital to BIPOC-led organizations in the Houston area.
Tonyel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University, and a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Education from the University of Houston.
Tonyel is an active member of the Missouri City (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Junior League of Houston. She lives in Houston with her husband, Bruce, and son, Mansa.