Ms. Trudy B. Grant
Manager, Religious Affairs and External Relations
From a very young age Trudy Lucas Grant’s passion was the fight for liberty and justice for all. God blessed her with the opportunity to work in her true calling when in March 2010 she accepted the position of Manager of Stakeholder Relations for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The Stakeholder Relations Division was responsible for advancing the NAACP’s advocacy goals in human and civil rights by mobilizing prominent and influential organizations and constituencies. The Division did its work by engaging and motivating supporters of the NAACP within the faith-based community, organized labor, fraternities and sororities, and professional associations.
Trudy Lucas Grant is the youngest of ten children born to the late Ruth and Henry Lucas and was reared in both the Liberty Hill community of North Charleston and East Oak Forest Community West of the Ashley. She is a graduate of St. Andrews Parish High School and later attended Trident Technical College and Strayer University.
In 1985 she became an Associate in the Workers’ Compensation Department of the Charleston Naval Shipyard where she spent 5 years. She also served 8 years in the financial services industry as a Senior Client Services Associate for Smith Barney, where she was also appointed to the inaugural Employee’s Council. She has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare industry with her last position being the Supervisor of the Access Department for Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.
Trudy is also no stranger to the Gospel Music scene where she has been performing for over 30 years with her sisters who are locally and nationally known recording artists the “Lucas Sisters”. She is blessed by God with talent passed down from her parents, who were pioneers of Gospel music in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
Trudy was a resident actress from the stages of the Annual International Spoleto Festival and the MOJA African & Caribbean Arts Festival. Trudy made her theatrical debut with Art Forms & Theatre Concepts, as one of the “Dreamgirls.”
She is an active member of Charity Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston, SC under the leadership of the Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III where she serves as Public Relations Officer, Assistant Choir Director and on various ministries.
Trudy is the very proud parent of two adult children, Rachelle Antoinette and Ray Anthony, and the “HONEYBUN” to her grandson Breyon ”Bubbie” Henderson. Her motto is “To whom much is given, much is required”.