State Voices

Aji Bakare

Senior Development Associate

As the Senior Development Associate, Aji Bakare supports the Development Director in accomplishing all fundraising goals and will also work to help funders and donors understand their important role and impact in State Voices’ overall vision.
Aji is a nonprofit fundraiser and grant writer, and has helped grassroots organizations increase funds from public sources and private philanthropy. Aji was born in Nigeria, but raised in Maryland, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.S. in Woman and Gender Studies from Towson University.

Announcing New Members to the State Voices Board

We’re excited to announce that four incredible advocates, change makers, and social justice champions have been unanimously voted to join the State Voices Board.

Sommer Foster Joins Michigan Voices to Build BIPOC Political Power

Sommer Foster has been a racial justice and pro-Black champion in Michigan for some time. We’re excited to announce that Sommer will join Tameka Ramsey as the new Co-Executive Director of Michigan Voices.

COVID-19 Updates for Our Collective Health and Safety

We’re grateful to everyone demanding paid leave for all, BIPOC leaders organizing mutual aid projects, and people advocating for incarcerated people.

State Voices is following the lead of these incredible organizers, and we’re also updating much of our programs for our collective health and safety.