Staff Contacts


Adrienne Livingston, Executive Director

Community Relations, Marketing, Strategic Planning

Why she loves the Black United Fund: I love working here because I am able to directly impact someone’s life and facilitate change. I also enjoy working with the wonderful team at BUF! We enjoy a lot of laughter amongst a lot of hard work.

What you won't find on her resume: I love to salsa dance, travel and good food!

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Marshawna Williams,
Education Program Coordinator

ACCESS Scholarship, Mentor4Success, College Fair, & Scholarship Writing Workshops

Why she loves the Black United Fund: As a recipient of the ACCESS Scholarship, I was given a great opportunity. I want to be able to do the same for other students in our community and help them to further their education. The Black United Fund allows me to bring what I have learned to the table to help grow the education programs. I am in an environment where I can truly be myself and put all of my efforts into a cause that I believe in, with full support and guidance.

What you won’t find on her resume: I am the oldest of five girls. I love to play volleyball, eat cereal and watch The Closer or Law & Order SVP.

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Angélica Pulido-Westlake,
Development & Communications Coordinator

Grants, Workplace Giving, Publications

Why she loves the Black United Fund: I love the Black United Fund because I find here represented my two greatest values, helping and sharing, and a passionate community dedicated to pursuing them.

What you won’t find on her resume: I grew up on a dairy ranch in Two Rock (a ghost town), California and will always love those hills and eucalyptus trees more than any other place in the world.

Email Angélica at

Black United Fund of Oregon
2828 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 282-7973 Phone
(503) 282-3482 Fax