At A Glance

The Andrew J. Young Foundation continues the vision, values and virtues of Ambassador Andrew Young that have moved this nation to higher ground.
The Foundation has kept this concept alive by creating vehicles, partnerships and opportunities for conveying Andrew Young’s knowledge and life experiences with the world.


The Foundation supports the GRAD program, which prepares students for the college experience.  Advisors and mentors help them navigate the college admissions processes


The Foundation has launched a pilot aquaponics project with the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA


The Foundation initiates and facilitates public-private partnerships on health, nutrition, education, and economic growth issues around the world.

Food Aid

In partnership with experts in the field of aquaponics and terraponics, the Andrew J. Young Foundation is working to establish sustainable agriculture programs in a variety of locations in the United States, Africa, and around the world.


Andrew Young

Andrew Young

Andrew Young is the chair of the Andrew J. Young Foundation, a non-profit organization established to promote more just and prosperous communities in the U.S. and globally by developing and supporting new generations of multiracial leadership.
The Foundation supports efforts in four areas that reflect Young’s work as a pastor, activist, ambassador, and elected official – community and faith-based initiatives; civil rights and civic participation; international humanitarian initiatives; and public service.

Carolyn Young
Vice Chair

Carolyn Young

Mrs. Young has an extensive history of civic and community service locally, nationally and internationally.  She has held leadership positions with the following organizations and/or committees: G-Capp (founded by Jane Fonda to halt teen pregnancies); National Committee for the Arts; Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Union Baptist Church; the Ebony Fashion Fair fundraiser for scholarships; the Steering Committee for the King Center’s King Week Activities, Southern Christian Leadership Conference/ Women Inc.; the Clark Atlanta University Guild, the Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and the Sophisticates, Atlanta Chapter.

Kathy White
Chief Financial Officer

Kathy White

Kathy J. White, M.B.A., has more than 15 years of executive level financial and operations management experience. She has worked for a wide variety of employers ranging from small businesses to a large quasi-federal agency. Kathy has managed staffs in complex organizations supervising budget development and performance, finance and accounting, office operations, grant administration, payroll and personnel functions, and facilities operations and maintenance. While working with the City of Atlanta, Georgia and the Tennessee Valley Authority, she managed staffs approximating 200 employees and cash flows as large as $5 billion.

To feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, house the homeless and liberate the oppressed.

~Andrew J. Young


Eric Fears

Eric Fears

Special Projects Director

Works daily to execute the global initiatives set forth by the Civil Rights Pioneer

Sylvia P. Henry-Ashley

Sylvia P. Henry-Ashley

Director, International Affairs

Represents the Andrew J. Young Foundation in all its African and Caribbean relationships.

Carmen Comer Holman

Carmen Comer Holman

Consultant, Special Programs

Carmen’s expertise in interpersonal and leadership skills with diverse cultures and age groups.

Shana D. Goodson

Shana D. Goodson

Office Administrator

support and educational leadership in diverse entities; specifically non-profit as well as faith-based organizations and academic institutions.

Board of Directors

Paul C. Rosser, P.E.

Chair, Rosser International, Inc.; former commander, Reserve Naval Construction Force and First Naval Construction Brigade; former chair, Georgia Board of Electrical Contractors; former director, Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. As founder of Rosser International, Inc., one of Atlanta’s leading architecture, engineering and program management firms, Rosser has created major award–winning structures around the world. Rosser served as Advisory Board Chair for the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS). It is said that he brought a builder’s vision to the growth of AYSPS.

Samuel William Bacote

Often referred to as an Educator’s Educator, Sammy Bacote is a former Teacher, Principal and Coordinator, Career Opportunities Program, for the Atlanta Public School System. He has conducted training workshops for teachers and other school personnel, and worked as a consultant for curriculum development and evaluation for Clark College. He was appointed by Mayor Andrew Young to the Atlanta Civilian Review Board and by Mayor Maynard Jackson to the Atlanta Community Relations Commission. He has held leadership positions in a number of civic, religious, and fraternal organizations.

Virginia Davis Floyd, M.D.

Dr. Floyd is Associate Professor, Clinical Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Vice President of PROMETRA International. Based in Senegal, West Africa, PROMETRA is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional medicine. Through PROMETRA, Dr. Floyd provides training for traditional healers in 17 African countries.

Ludwick Hayden

Ludwick ‘Luddy’ Hayden is the President of Luddy Hayden and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm that he established soon after his retirement from Chevron in 2007. He is a legacy member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) and former director of the AABE Institute.

Mr. Hayden earned a BA in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Loyola University of Maryland.


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