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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

Columbia University

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Vice President & Secretary

Director, Business Programs & Change Management at Microsoft


Glenn A. Gregory


President, Obsidian Investment Advisers, LLC

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max R. aggrey

Board Member

Principal - Ad Partnerships at Google


Roger W. Bailey

Board Member

Vice President of Automotive Business, Sanmina Corporation


Ernest Eric Elmore

Board Member

Antitrust Attorney & Advisor to Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Ronald Joseph

Board Member

MBA Candidate at The Wharton School

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Dr. shawn L. robertson

Board Member

Associate Professor of Child Study at St. Joseph's University, NY

Nigel f. telman

Board Member

Partner at Proskauer


Frank B. Wilkinson

Board Member

Senior Vice President at JLL


Reginald H. White

Board Member

Vice President for Human Resources at Connecticut College

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