AminahAminah joined RestoringVision in December 2020.   

Aminah brings over two decades of experience working with nonprofit and for-profit entities advancing business goals and objectives and organizational development initiatives. 

Prior to joining RestoringVision, Aminah served as Director of Institutional and Major Gifts at Breaking Ground, a  nonprofit organization working to combat  homelessness in NYC, and prior to that as Development Officer  at VisionSpring, Inc.,  a  nonprofit  optical  social enterprise.  As a development professional, she secured philanthropic dollars from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government entities to meet annual funding needs  and advance organizational  goals and strategic objectives.  

Prior to her  work  in development, Aminah  spent ten years as  Program Officer at  Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, a  quasi-governmental  agency charged with revitalizing underserved areas  of  Northern  Manhattan by making strategic investments in nonprofit  and for-profit companies.  During her tenure, she refined grantmaking strategies, secured grants from prominent institutional funders, and awarded grants to nonprofits and CBOs to spur economic growth. 

In the earlier part of her career, Aminah worked in the media arts sector with two major film and video post-production houses in NYC. During her over ten years in the industry, she assumed several positions,  including Operations Manager,  PR Associate,  Business Development  Manager, and Post-Production Producer. 

Aminah studied Communications and Film Production at City University of New York's Brooklyn College.