Cedrick has served as a program officer with Sunlight Giving, a private family foundation based in Palo Alto, since 2016. Sunlight Giving supports local, state, and national organizations that provide basic services to low-income families with children ages 0-5 in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Cedrick started in philanthropy with broad experience in education and economic security. He was formerly associate director at Single Stop, which operates a technology platform to coordinate access to social services. As program director for Meritus, he led a team that provided first-generation college students with scholarships, mentors, and career support, and co-chaired a network of Bay Area youth development organizations. At the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), he worked on financial aid and student loan policy reform and as a consultant to the Ford Foundation for a portfolio of grantees under a national initiative to promote pluralism and academic freedom on college campuses.
Cedrick received an MA in policy, organization, and leadership studies from Stanford University and a BA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Originally from Alabama, he has lived in the Bay Area since 2007 and enjoys cycling, yoga, hiking, and exploring the restaurant scene.