Jumi Falusi Samen
Jumi Falusi Samen is a Senior Director at 21/64. In her 14 year career spanning the finance, philanthropy and social sectors, Jumi has mobilized countless change agents and resources towards a more equitable world. As a Senior Director at 21/64 she serves as a trusted advisor, bridge builder, and go-to guide for philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, professional advisors and investors seeking to accelerate and fund social change. She designs and facilitates convenings among diverse decision makers to help move groups from inertia to impact.
Her thought leadership and consulting experience covers a range of complex subjects including designing giving plans, engaging next generation leaders, operationalizing collective values, strategic grantmaking, navigating family dynamics, developing endowment policies, and family foundation governance. In 2018 she joined 21/64’s community of Certified Advisors and in 2021, she served on its inaugural Advisory Committee, helping to launch the Certified Advisors of Color Program and enhance the organization’s trainings and tools for donors and advisors.
Prior to her work at 21/64, Jumi was a Senior Vice President and Philanthropy Advisor at Bessemer Trust as well as a financial advisor at Goldman Sachs, where she brought a comprehensive lens to advising individuals and multigenerational families and foundations on wealth stewardship strategies. As a former fundraiser for the Apollo Theater, she galvanized donors globally to amplify the multidisciplinary work of Black and Latinx artists. Across her professional and board leadership, she continues to champion and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives.
After over a decade in New York City, she and her family recently relocated to the DC metro area. She’s always thankful for a soulful podcast, play or playlist recommendation.
Education and Affiliations
- M.B.A. from New York University with specializations in Social Innovation and Impact, Financial Instruments and Markets, and Leadership in Organizations
- B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, minor in African Studies