THIS IS OUR HOUSE
The founders of the Alpha Light Fund see America as a house that is not yet a sanctuary to its most underserved and targeted residents.
In 2018, the founders of the Alpha Light Fund established the organization for the specific purpose of strengthening, and reimagining this American house, so that one day all African-Americans can say with pride, “America is my home!”
To that end, the Alpha Light Fund supports initiatives for students and young adults that empower them to make successful contributions to their development and that of society.
The Alpha Light Fund’s board focuses on activities and programs that will execute one or more of the Impact Pillars. The board’s overarching goal is to ultimately give young African-Americans hope for the future, as well as the hard and soft skills required to achieve their own unique American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The organizations selected by the Alpha Light Fund undergo rigorous due diligence. They boldly accept the responsibility of their challenges, and as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, they “seek to bend the arc of history,” by re-directing the trajectory of their participants’ lives: onward, upward, and toward the light.
In the words of Henry Arthur Callis, the board of directors of the Alpha Light Fund believes in supporting"...the development of special skills to build men and women of vision, courage, and leadership towards the integration of a truly democratic society."
board of directors
Dr. Dennis A. Mitchell, DDS, MPH
Executive Vice President for University Life
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement
Professor of Dental Medicine
SHAWN A. LEE
Vice President & Secretary
Director, Business Programs & Change Management at Microsoft
Glenn A. Gregory
President, Obsidian Investment Advisers, LLC
max R. aggrey
Principal - Ad Partnerships at Google
Roger W. Bailey
Vice President of Automotive Business, Sanmina Corporation
Ernest Eric Elmore
Antitrust Attorney & Advisor to Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
MBA Candidate at The Wharton School
Dr. shawn L. robertson
Associate Professor of Child Study at St. Joseph's University, NY
Nigel f. telman
Partner at Proskauer
Frank B. Wilkinson
Senior Vice President at JLL
Reginald H. White
Vice President for Human Resources at Connecticut College