Every child deserves freedom, dignity, respect, and friendship.
These are the fundamental building blocks for all that lies ahead. Creating opportunities for these gifts to flourish in the lives and souls of ALL children has been one of my life’s greatest joys.”
Tiffany Harris co-founded Inclusion Matters by Shane’s Inspiration in 1998 after working with Catholic Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles for over five years in development and special event fundraising. In this capacity, she produced many successful special events throughout Los Angeles for the non-profit community. As Co-Founder of Inclusion Matters, she, along with Catherine Curry-Williams, was responsible for catalyzing the first Inclusive Playground on the West Coast. They raised over $1,000,000 for this project through corporate, foundation and community support, securing the allocation of two acres of land in Griffith Park. Tiffany also guided the project team through the development and completion of this endeavor.
Since the first playground opened in 2000, Tiffany has helped raise over $70 million dollars in mission revenue and grown the organization from the idea of creating one playground to 72 currently opened with over 75 projects in development, from California to Durban, South Africa. She also helped design, implement, and secure funding for 3 programs that serve thousands of children with disabilities each year. As CEO, Tiffany oversees the organization’s administration and growth, fundraising, outreach, and program development. She speaks nationally and internationally on the importance of creating integrated play environments that serve children of all abilities.