Person

Nicole Bagley

Nicole Bagley is a left-leaning philanthropist who is the board vice president at the Arca Foundation where her sister Nancy R. Bagley is the president of the board of trustees. [1] The Arca Foundation, previously the Nancy Susan Reynolds Foundation is a non-profit organization that uses funds from the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco fortune to finance liberal agendas and organizations such as fighting to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, pursuing eased relations with the Castro regime in Cuba, and supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. [2]

Nicole Bagely is also the president of the Brenn Foundation, a supporting organization for the left-of-center Institute for America’s Future led by Robert Borosage and the National Security Archive Fund. [3] Nicole Bagley also sits on the board of the Sapelo Foundation. [4]

Arca Foundation

Nicole Bagley is currently the vice president of the Board of Trustees of the Arca Foundation (which was previously named the Nancy Susan Reynolds Foundation). In this capacity she has supported various progressive and left-wing causes. Some of which include things such as fighting to reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and the Black Lives matter movement. She, through this organization, has also worked with left-wing policy groups such as Color of Change and the Institute for Policy Studies. [5]

Brenn Foundation

Nicole Bagley is the president of the Brenn Foundation, which serves as an organization that fundraises for various “action-oriented” causes through speaking events and conferences on policy issues. The organization is a supporting organization for Robert Borosage’s Institute for America’s Future and the National Security Archive Fund. [6]

Sapelo Foundation

Bagley sits on the board of the Sapelo Foundation, founded by her own family. The foundation focuses on the wildlife and forests. [7] The organization aims to give grants to organizations that promote “progressive social change affecting vulnerable populations, rural communities, and the natural environment in the state of Georgia.” [8]

Impact Finance Center

Bagley is also currently a senior advisor at the Impact Finance Center (IFC). The organization aims to promote “impact investing,” a process that aims to teach individuals and organizations how to invest in alignment with left-of-center interests. [9]

References

  1. Patricia Sullivan. “Smith Bagley dies at 74; Democratic fundraiser, socialite.” The Washington Post. January 4, 2010. Accessed April 2020. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/03/AR2010010302036.html. ^
  2. Arca supports BLM through the Alliance for Global Justice’s Black Movement Law Project, (https://bmlp.org/). ^
  3. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: The Brenn Foundation.” Guidestar. 2015. Accessed June 6, 2017. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2015/521/490/2015-521490106-0d6b5138-9.pdf. ^
  4. “About Sapelo Foundation – History.” The Sapelo Foundation. Accessed April 2020.. http://sapelofoundation.org/about/. ^
  5. “Grantee Database.” Arca Foundation. Accessed April, 2020. https://www.arcafoundation.org/current-past-grantees/. ^
  6. “Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax: The Brenn Foundation.” Guidestar. 2015. Accessed June 6, 2017. http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2015/521/490/2015-521490106-0d6b5138-9.pdf. ^
  7. “About Sapelo Foundation – History.” The Sapelo Foundation. Accessed April, 2020. http://sapelofoundation.org/about/. ^
  8. Nicole Bagley. LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-bagley-39a111/. ^
  9. Impact Financial Center, Home. “Impact Finance Center”, https://www.impactfinancecenter.org. Accessed April 2020. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Arca Foundation (Non-profit)
    Board Vice President
  2. Sapelo Foundation (Non-profit)
    Board Vice President
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