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Toni Freeman

Advisory Council

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Toni Freeman provides consulting services about philanthropy and project management for nonprofits. She has over 20 years of executive management experience.


Toni recently served as the Executive Vice President of the Arts & Science Council. The ASC is the designated “Office of Cultural Resources” for Mecklenburg County and six suburban towns. Previously, Toni served as the Chief Operating Officer of The Mint Museum, which has the largest art collection in the Southeast.


She served as the Director of Community Engagement at MeckEd and the Director of Project Research and Evaluation at The Duke Endowment, one of the largest foundations in the United States. Before joining The Duke Endowment, she was Senior Vice President of Finance, Administration, and Membership at the Charlotte Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Charlotte) and Corporate Associate Vice President at SunHealth (Premier).

Toni has served on numerous boards. She was elected chair of the Walden University board of directors (Adtalem Global Education) in 2021 and previously served on the finance and governance committees. Walden University is a Certified B Corporation legally committed to high social and environmental performance.


Toni was the Past President of the Association of Junior Leagues International. Also, she is a past President of the Junior League of Charlotte and Women Executives. She is a founding board
member and past Women’s Impact Fund chair. She served as chair of Women Executives for Community Services, which provides college scholarships for nontraditional students. She served as a board director and trustee for the YWCA of the Central Carolinas, a board director of Hospice of Charlotte and Lincoln counties, Apparo Charlotte Region, Teen Health Connection, and Habitat for Humanity.

Toni is a member of the Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

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