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Darran Tilghman


Darran Tilghman

As ShoreRivers’ Director of Community Engagement, Darran White Tilghman works to develop a strong and diverse ambassador base, mobilize grassroots behavior change, and inspire civic engagement. She joined the ShoreRivers staff in 2019.

Darran has worked for community change since 2006 in nonprofits serving youth, low-income families, people experiencing homelessness, and students with learning disabilities. She served as Director of Development for Baltimore’s Village Learning Place and for the Baltimore Lab School. As an independent development consultant, she has helped nonprofits realize their visions through grant writing, communications, and professional development workshops for executive staff. Her clients have included the Kent County Arts Council and Riverview Gardens, a Wisconsin nonprofit that transformed a historic golf course and country club into an urban farm and job-training center. She loves work that unites and improves communities, and especially loves building a future with the communities of the Eastern Shore.

Darran holds a degree in English from Lawrence University and has completed a post-baccalaureate course in environmental policy. She is a member of the Chestertown Environmental Committee, the Choose Clean Water Coalition Equity Work Group, and the Kent County Local Management Board’s Guiding Coalition.

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