The Salvation Army Announces Three Additions to its National Advisory Board

Oct 8, 2020 | by Joseph Cohen

Communications Manager
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Jennifer Granger, Joey Zumaya, and Michael Redd poised to bring philanthropic and industry-leading vision to national nonprofit advisory organization

Alexandria, VA (October 6, 2020) — The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board is excited to welcome three additions to their membership. Michael Redd, Joey Zumaya, and Jennifer Granger bring a young and diverse mix of industry, philanthropic and entrepreneurial insight to the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.

“We are so excited for Jennifer, Michael, and Joey to join our National Advisory Board,” said Commissioner Kenneth G. Hodder, National Commander of The Salvation Army in the United States. “Jennifer’s philanthropic heart and experience with organizations across a variety of community needs, Michael’s passion for innovation and desire to engage young professionals and rising generations, and Joey’s long history with The Salvation Army on various development projects and expertise in online community development, make each of them invaluable additions to the National Advisory Board. We have no doubts that their contributions to the work of The Salvation Army will be significant, just as they have done great things in their communities.”

Pictured from left to right, Jennifer Granger, Michael Redd, and Joey Zumaya.

Michael Redd is an NBA All-Star, Olympic Gold Medalist, successful investor, and philanthropist. He credits faith as his motivation for helping others, which is most noticeable in The Wave, a faith-based organization founded by Redd and his wife Achea. Redd is a successful investor, with stakes in 85 companies around the world in technology and media. He also has a successful podcast called Betting on Yourself.

“I am excited to be joining an organization that strives to help others as I do,” Redd said. “I hope to help get the younger generations excited and involved in The Salvation Army.”

Jennifer Granger is a philanthropist and community advocate who has worked diligently to support the communities she calls home. From New York to Sacramento to Detroit, Granger’s reputation as a catalyst for change rings true. With a deep commitment to ending social injustice, Granger brings a unique perspective of empathy and advocates for genuine community outcomes. Granger serves on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Taskforce on Women in Sports, the board of the National Steering Committee for City Year, the board of directors for Forgotten Harvest, for Starfish Family Services, and she has fundraised and advocated for dozens of other organizations.

“Everybody has empathy, but not everyone has the courage to show it,” Granger said. “If everyone shows it, we can make our community, our country, our world a better place.”

Joey Zumaya oversees government businesses, community relations and diversity initiative organizations at LinkedIn. He has a strong background in business and community leadership, as well as a passion for the underserved. He brings more than a decade of experience in business communication consulting and spearheading LinkedIn’s development of its education platform, LinkedIn Learning. Zumaya serves on multiple nonprofit advisory boards and has most recently been an active member of The Salvation Army’s Echelon, which seeks to mobilize young professionals in the philanthropic work of the organization.

“I am humbled and honored to join this prestigious group of selfless leaders serving and advising The Salvation Army which helps millions of people per year,” Zumaya said. “The organization has had a profound impact on countless lives, including my own.”

The Salvation Army is grateful for these additions to the National Advisory Board. They join an esteemed group of community and industry leaders who help The Salvation Army carry out its mission to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

“They are great additions to the team,” said Tony Thompson, The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board Chairman. “Each brings experience, vision, and influence that will help us find new and effective ways to meet need now and in the future.”


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.