Christopher Mangum-James is the Development Manager at the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, he comes to the organization with over a decade of experience in the city’s non-profit sector. Previously, he oversaw annual giving and membership at UCLA’s Hammer Museum, where he connected supporters of the institution to Los Angeles’ diverse creative community. He also spearheaded several projects that have changed how visitors continue to engage with the museum, including the formulation and implementation of the Hammer’s free admission policy.
Prior to joining the ONE Archives Foundation in 2018, Christopher was a key member of the founding staff at The Main Museum, a socially-engaged arts institution focused on fostering and exhibiting Los Angeles-based artists. Overseeing programming, he organized performances, readings, conversations, and exhibitions with politically-minded artists, activists, writers, and scholars.
Before turning his focus towards cultural institutions, Christopher was involved in a variety of LGBTQ organizations, including The Advocate, Equality California, GLAAD, and Lambda Legal. He received a Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California, as well as B.A.’s in Political Science and History from the University of San Diego.