A brief history
Mia Wright is a proud Los Angeles, California native- a “show biz kid” that had a notable career in the Entertainment industry as an RCA Recording artist in the early 2000’s with girl group “Before Dark”. Dedicating much of her early life to acting and singing, Mia pursued her collegiate studies at San Diego State University.
Shortly thereafter, Mia met her now husband Dorell Wright and began a new phase of life as she supported Dorell’s 12-year NBA and 3-year European League career across the globe. The couple’s commitment to pouring back into inner-city communities, much like the ones they come from, led Mia & Dorell to establish the family’s non-profit, Wright Legacy Foundation, (co-founded by their brother- NBA Vet Delon Wright), that has awarded over $70,000 in college scholarship funds in partnership with the UNCF, sponsors annual community enrichment events and is home to two of the top AAU basketball programs in California- Team Wright Legacy and Nike EYBL’s Why Not Favorites.
Now, as a business strategist consultant and venture capital investor, Mia seamlessly maintains the challenging balance between her many roles, with the thread of diversity and inclusion as her foundation.
With a commitment to driving civic, social and economic equity for Black + Brown communities, Mia, alongside her established political operative partners Raymond Paultre, Chris Holliday and Christine White, co-Founded The ’68 Project (P68)- a C3/C4 organization that servies as the bridge between state-based movements and athlete and artist-led initiatives to protect and advance social and civic equality.
Mia’s longtime role as founding President & Director of the National Basketball Wives Association, Inc. surged a new energy and level of dedication to philanthropic service in communities nationally and globally. Mia’s vision created the organization’s staple All-Star Weekend event, the Women’s Empowerment Summit, which NBA Commissioner Adam Silver describes as “an event that has already established itself as a vital part of our All-Star festivities.” Under Mia’s leadership, the organization amassed over 150 members, raised over $500,000, developed the Community Love Fest and Books & Ball program serving inner-city high school student athletes and received an unprecedented level of support from the NBA and partner organizations. Mia’s five-year Presidency led the NBWA to soaring heights, including forging strategic partnerships with American Cancer Society, CAST (Coalition Against Slavery and Trafficking), March of Dimes, #HashtagLunchbag, Morgan Stanley, NBA Cares, NBPA Foundation and Toyota.
Mia has served on non-profit boards including Open Schools (Portland, OR), National Basketball Wives Association Inc. (New York, NY), Wright Legacy Foundation (Walnut Creek, CA), The Center for Excellence in Life (Bay Area, CA) Strategic Victory Fund, and Living Through Giving (Los Angeles, CA), and serves as Senior Advisor for the ‘68 Project, and Council Member for the Little Market (Los Angeles, CA) and currently resides in the Bay Area with her husband Dorell and son’s Devin and Dash Wright.
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