Meeting of the Minds Speaker
Fund Development Manager
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
Mordecai Cargill is the Manager of Fund Development at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP).
He provides oversight and management of all grant seeking processes for CNP and its subsidiaries. Mordecai’s role has evolved significantly since joining Team CNP in 2014, and now includes project management for strategic initiatives such as an Organizational Assessment (2014), and the planning process for the 2017-2021 Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Strategic Plan (2016). He also contributes to CNP’s emerging Policy, Advocacy & Research body of work. Additionally, he leads the organization’s efforts to elevate racial equity and inclusion as a citywide community development priority. Mordecai earned his BA in African American Studies from Yale University, with a concentration on Black Culture in the 20th Century. He was awarded the William Pickens Prize for his Senior Thesis entitled, “The Black Arts Iconography of John Coltrane.”