Staff & Board

Florence (Flo) Sum

Florence (they/she), who also goes by Flo, was born and raised on Duwamish ancestral lands in South Seattle. Flo is currently the Fellowship Program Manager at RVC, Rooted in Vibrant Communities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working with BIPOC-led nonprofit organizations by cultivating leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaboration between diverse communities. Much of their work has been at the intersections of education abolition, personal and societal healing and transformation. They have a background in anti-racism, youth-centered political education, facilitation, and trauma-informed practices. Flo joined the Gender Justice Giving Project in 2017 and SJF has helped form their analysis around wealth redistribution and resource organizing. In addition, Flo is passionate about discovering cities through their transit system and food scene, muay thai, folicking in nature, and diving into sci-fi and political books.