One in a series of profiles of the people who make our work possible.
Where do you live?
I currently live in Sandy Springs and have lived in the area for almost 10 years.
What is your current job? What does it involve?
I am a Management Consultant at KPMG LLP. In my role, I am responsible for working with our large Fortune 500 clients, helping them achieve better organizational performance and growth by solving problems and finding new ways of conducting business. My focus area is strategy development and implementation, and financial management.
How did you learn about Future Foundation?
I learned of the Foundation through a good friend who mentioned the great work the Foundation had done for families in East Point and the South Fulton area. After researching the organization on my own, I was moved by the work of the Foundation—empowering youth and their families to take the necessary steps to uplift themselves out of poverty.
Describe your activities as a Future Foundation board member.
As a board member, I work closely with the board of directors and senior Foundation staff to help steer the Foundation toward a sustainable future by establishing a clear organizational strategy for growth; adopting sound, ethical, governance and financial management policies; and making sure the Foundation has adequate resources to advance its mission. One of the activities I enjoy most is nurturing and cultivating donor relationships.
As the new Fund Development Chair, what are your development goals for the committee and hopes for the organization?
As Development Chair, it is my goal to guide the board of directors in attaining and growing sustainable channels of financial support from organizational and individual donors to enhance the Foundation’s ability to provide quality services to the more than 1,500 youth and families that it serves. We’re at a critical time in which we need to significantly expand the amount of donations received from private donors and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to guide the Fund Development committee in this effort.
Through the committee, I hope to help implement strong development policies and practices to build a model for sustainable future fundraising. Additionally, I hope to help grow the Foundation’s reach to positively impact and inspire more youth and families throughout the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
Are you involved in any other volunteer activities?
Yes, I enjoy volunteering at Ivy Preparatory Academies here in Atlanta.
What do you hope to gain from volunteering?
I’m passionate about education, particularly access to quality education for urban youth. Through volunteering, I hope to inspire these youth to seek and attain a quality education for themselves to ensure a successful future, no matter where they are from.
What is your vision for the future of Future Foundation?
My vision for the Foundation is to serve as a strong force for reducing the poverty rate in Atlanta through education via increased quality of our programs and expansion of our reach to more communities.