Lionel Foster

Lionel Foster is an investor at Camber Creek, a venture capital firm leading growth and innovation in the real estate industry. He was formerly communications director for the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, communications director for the US Partnership on Mobility from Poverty, and special assistant to the director of the Baltimore City Department of Planning.

Lionel has written for Baltimore City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and other publications. In 2015 he founded The Baldwin Prize, a scholarship and essay competition for students at Baltimore City College High School that uses the literary arts to help young people learn how they want to show up in the world.

An alumnus of Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars program (BA), Lionel earned master’s degrees in social policy and planning and regional and urban planning studies at the London School of Economics, as well as a master’s degree in creative and life writing at Goldsmiths College, University of London, during his tenure as a British Marshall Scholar. He holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he focused on business and tax law.

Contact: lionel at lionelfoster dot com