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Susan Shiroma, Lucas Turner and Marcos Salazar

Teaches at Be Social Change


Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, Foundation Center

Susan Shiroma provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan’s achievements since joining the organization in 1995 include directing the national expansion of Foundation Center’s proposal writing seminar program and managing prospect and philanthropy research for over 1,000 nonprofit members of Foundation Center’s historic Associates Program. She is a popular and engaging Foundation Center training expert and public speaker.

Previously, Susan was an associate curator at New York University and adjunct professor of library sciences at St. John’s University and Long Island University. She is former Chair of the Consortium of Foundation Libraries, an affinity group of Council on Foundations. Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors of King Manor Museum in Jamaica, N.Y. and has contributed over a decade of public service and advocacy work on behalf of New York City’s community education councils. She has an M.L.S. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Barnard College.

Lucas Turner, Community Engagement Manager of East Coast, buildOn

Lucas is driven by purpose and social impact, and his career is fueled by a drive towards being dynamic, while giving back to the world. Working for buildOn, TOMS, charity: water and Krochet Kids International helped Lucas develop a unique skill set. Traveling abroad for a living, working with underserved communities, and living in solidarity with others give Lucas extreme compassion. His social entrepreneurship experiences have taught him the importance of putting impact as the bottom line. All of this led him to a robust career in development, where he credits his fundraising success to having ample on the ground field experience with buildOn.


Marcos Salazar is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. For as long as Marcos has been working in the social impact space, he has also been building businesses.

Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.

Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles.

Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. 

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