Bronlynn Thurman

Community and National Initiatives Program


Bronlynn Thurman joined Knight Foundation in April 2016.

Along with Knight, Thurman works at the GAR Foundation in Akron where she works to advance GAR’s strategic priorities through the assessment and review of grant applications. Previously, Thurman worked at the Akron-Summit County Public Library as an events assistant, where she handled the logistics of external programs while helping develop some of the internal teen and children’s programming. She also worked as lead arts editor for Akron’s monthly magazine, The Devil Strip.

Thurman, an Akron native, is passionate about getting involved in her community and helping others find their stories within. She serves on the board of PechaKucha Akron; is a member of Torchbearers, Akron’s young professionals organization; serves on the city of Akron’s Holocaust Commemoration Committee; runs a Northeast Ohio-focused blog, Tea Time With the Mad Artist; and does freelance design, photography and illustration.

Thurman received a Bachelor of Science in advertising with an emphasis on design and marketing from Kent State University.