Tyeshia ‘Ty’ Wilson is an energetic millennial, activist-philanthropist, fundraiser, community organizer, expert giving circle trainer, consultant and a sought-after speaker on civic engagement, Black philanthropy, and equitable/ trust-based grantmaking. As Director of Engagement at Philanthropy Together (PhT), Tyeshia is responsible for scaling PhT’s global engagement strategy to advance the organization’s mission of democratizing and diversifying philanthropy through collective giving. Prior to joining Philanthropy Together, Tyeshia worked as the Assistant to the City Manager and Chief of Staff at the City of Dallas where she worked closely with city council members and senior leadership on various community engagement and strategic planning priorities, and spearheaded the creation of the city’s first community engagement program for the department of aviation.
A proud native of Dallas (Oak Cliff), Texas, Tyeshia has an authentic zeal for people and service, and uses her bold voice to inspire the community towards collective action and impact. She advocates and serves on the board for various local and national organizations focused on advancing equity in philanthropy and protecting democracy, including Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy, Engage Dallas, Register HER, Our Vote is Our Voice, Philanos, and is the current Chair-Elect of HERitage Giving Fund— the first Black giving circle in Texas that invests in Black, women-led nonprofits serving women and girls. She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and a M.S. in Public Leadership with a concentration in Nonprofit and Community Leadership from the University of North Texas at Dallas. In 2022, Tyeshia was an honoree on the annual Black Women Give Back List presented by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Black Philanthropy Month, and The WISE Fund.