Board of Directors

Bethany K. Miller
Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors

Bethany graduates in May 2019 with her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. As a passionate advocate for systems change, Bethany works to advocate for the rights of people who are survivors of harm, those who have caused harm and the rights of people to migrate. Prior to moving to New York City to pursue social work, she lived in Latin America where she worked as a middle school teacher, with an NGO  supporting indigenous women artisans and their families in rural Guatemala, and in Mexico City where she focused on disseminating human rights reports written by independent journalist throughout the region.


In addition to working internationally, Bethany has extensive experience in federal policy. She worked for the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. for nearly five years for Members of Congress in both the House and the Senate on issues including the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill of 2013, the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act., the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013, gun control legislation, international labor issues and judiciary appropriations.

Bethany’s time in D.C. also included lobbying for federal appropriations to support social justice focused non-profit organizations. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Bethany obtained her BA in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Oregon. Bethany looks forward to beginning work as Regional Director with Stanford University’s Center on Poverty and Inequality in June 2019. 

 

Larnell Bruce Sr.
Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors

Larnell Bruce Sr. was born and raised in the Portland area. After the 2016 hate crime murder of his son, he had to find a new, positive way to channel his anger and heartbreak after such a painful loss. He did not want his son, known lovingly as Man Man, to have been murdered in vain.

 

Through the creation of this foundation, Larnell Sr. turned his energy into creating positive change in the community, finding new ways to educate and giving back.  He is working to help end the cycle of hate and violence. A white supremacist killed his 19-year-old son, but Larnell Sr. is working tirelessly to keep Man Man’s spirit alive—turn hate into love.

 

“Through this foundation, we will help victims, give hope to others and hope for our times.”


Larnell Bruce Sr. has been married to Natasha Bruce since 1999.

 

Natasha Bruce
Co-founder and Member of the Board of Directors

Natasha Bruce is a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother and wife. She has long worked hard to help her family. Following the heart breaking murder of Man Man’s, Natasha was search for awa way to heal her heart, and turn her anger and sorrow into something positive.

 

She and her family found love and hope by giving back to those less fortunate—in providing for others. Natasha actively secures donations of food, clothing, blanket and vital supplies for those experiencing homelessness. She brightens and enriches the lives of the most vulnerable in our community, cooking and providing meals on Thanksgiving and spreading joy by making and handing out Easter baskets.

 

Natasha raised Larnell Jr. since he was two-years-old, and is incredibly proud that he was such a loving son, brother and uncle.