Our Team


  • Lanaea C. FeatherstoneCEO
  • Maria P. Rodriguez, Senior Program Director
  • Natalie Abegesah, Program Director, Reaching New Heights program
  • Maria Guillen, Program Director, Reaching New Heights program
  • Claudia Marin, Program Director, Featherstone Global Leaders program
  • William Gross, Volunteer
  • Josue Marquez Robles, Program Assistant (not photographed)
  • Nicole Rodriguez, Childcare Program (not photographed)
  • Yajhaira Baez Torres, Community Outreach Coordinator (not photographed)

About Us: The Featherstone Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit, has an unparalleled reputation for advancing economic outcomes of low-income immigrant and underserved communities. Since 2008, we have helped underserved and vulnerable communities improve their economic outlook, attend college for the first time, and obtain long-term, professional employment. In 2016, we received a Governor’s Citation for promoting economic growth. Our overarching goal is to create community stability through economic advancement opportunities.

Foundation Awards:

  •     Maryland Governor’s Citation for promoting economic growth (2016)
  •     Community Service Award, Baltimore Gas and Electric (2016)
  •     Community Service Award, Greater Mondawmin Coordinating Council (2016)
  •     Nonprofit of the Year Award, Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2015)
  •     Community Service Award, Latino Providers’ Network (2015)
  •     Family Engagement Award, English Language Learner Family Involvement Network (2015)
  •     Community Service Award, Winchester Homes (2008)

Lanaea Featherstone’s Accolades

  •     The Daily Record Newspaper’s “Leading Women Award” (2018)
  •     Women on the Move Award, Associated Black Charities (2017)
  •     The Daily Record Newspaper, VIP Award (2016)
  •     Open Society Institute Baltimore Fellowship (2013)

Mailing Address:
The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation
11101 Resort Road, #107
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Tel: 410-618-1369
E-mail: Info@thefeatherstonefoundation.org 

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