Toni M. Cunningham

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Toni M. Cunningham
Managing Director/Per Scholas Columbus

Toni is a transformational leader with an extensive background in workforce development, program management, public service, and capacity building in the nonprofit space. As the Managing Director of Per Scholas Columbus, Toni is directly responsible for the performance of the Columbus area national site.

Under her leadership, Per Scholas was recently named as one of The Columbus Foundation’s Top 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2018.Prior to joining Per Scholas, Toni served as the Vice President & Chief of Program Performance and Innovation at the Columbus Urban League (CUL), where she was responsible for the management of service delivery of all CUL programming. Prior to serving as the VP of Programs, Toni served as the Director of Workforce Development and Career Services for CUL.

In 2010, Toni launched her own company–Image Anu, LLC, where she was able to pursue her purpose and passion of assisting individuals with their personal and professional development. Toni is an accomplished speaker and presenter with a degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University, and a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communications from Franklin University. She is also a proud alumnus of the African American Leadership Academy, and was recently awarded the 2016-2017 BizTech award for nonprofit service.

In June of 2018 Toni was honored with a 2018 Smart50 Award presented by Hylant and Smart Business Magazine. The award recognizes the top executives of the smartest 50 companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.

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