Feriel Ricks

Director of Resource Mobilization

Feriel Pietersen Ricks (she/her) is MAP’s Director of Resource mobilization, leading our institutional fundraising efforts.

Feriel holds dual citizenship – South African and American. Feriel started her career working to dismantle Apartheid in the housing sector. She holds qualifications from The University of Cape Town and The University of the Witwatersrand. In South Africa, she spent many years in the telecommunications / IT industry across Africa and The Middle East.

She immigrated to the US with the love of her life who returned to the country of his birth. Her professional work in the US has been raising ‘capital for activism’. Feriel has done fundraising for a number of local and national organizations and campaigns.

She enjoys reading and horses. She aspires to be one hundredth the writer James Baldwin was. Life motto – “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” Nelson Mandela