Our pro bono team worked with Renata Soto, Senior Fellow at the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative and co-founder and former executive director of Nashville-based Conexión Américas, to create the corporate structure for Mosaic Changemakers. Our team helped the new organization obtain tax exempt nonprofit status and transfer the program to a new entity, and provided advice for formation and business practices. Ms. Soto noted, “The Bass, Berry team held my hand, guided me and supported me not only by providing top-notch legal expertise, but also by sharing a heartfelt belief in what we were creating. Mosaic couldn’t have asked for better partners.’”

The new entity expands a local program for leadership development that began at Conexión Américas in 2017 to a project with national reach. The nonprofit’s flagship project, the Mosaic Fellowship, brings together changemakers of color for a year-long intellectually rigorous and restorative program, strengthening them to lead transformative change. Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Taylor Wirth described the project, stating, “The last year has brought much needed focus on social and racial justice issues, both nationwide and in our own backyards. The work and partnerships that Mosaic is developing are needed more urgently than ever. It is a privilege to lay the foundation for this growth.”