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Ray Bolton

Director of Development

Ray Bolton is a native of Chesterfield, Va, a graduate of Virginia State University, a passionate advocate for social justice and equitable access to housing and essential resources. With 20 years’ experience in non-profit management, workforce development, and fundraising, he spearheads initiatives to address poverty, homelessness, and provide comprehensive support to those in need.

Driven by a deep-seated commitment to community empowerment, Ray, leverages his expertise in fundraising, donor development, grant writing and strategic planning to secure resources essential for the organization’s mission. Adept at cultivating meaningful relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders while fostering a network of support dedicated to ending homelessness.

Ray believes in the power of collaboration and innovation to create lasting change. His focus, to implement innovative programs and advocacy efforts aimed at breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. With his unwavering dedication and strategic vision, Ray is committed to advancing the mission of Bridges to Independence, building a more just society for all and getting one step closer to a world where everyone has a place to call home.