Three time Grammy Award recipient and Singer-songwriter/ Actor Ne-Yo‘s Compound Foundation recently held it’s quarterly board meeting at IMAGES USA. The foundation was founded by Ne-Yo and his business partner Tango to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes. The organization’s mission is to support bright futures for young people by helping them to forge healthy relationships, pursue education and training and realize their dreams. The Compound Foundation focuses on programming that provides grants to non-profits giving housing and scholarships to young people with a history of foster care and/or group home placement; youth enrichment via mentoring and empowerment events; an annual giving tour where holiday cheer and gifts of toys, books and clothing are provided to children in foster and group homes in Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Orlando, Atlanta and Washington, DC.
Our own CMO, Ricki Fairley-Brown is a proud and passionate member of the Foundation’s board. Among her ranks are the board’s president, Lorraine Smith, Ne-Yo’s mom, Michael Strahan, former NFL player, Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, Will Packer, Chairman of Rainforest Films, Kevin Carr, VP of NBA Community & Player Programs, and Atlanta’s own Denise Leggett, Attorney/Philanthropist to name a few.
We applaud Ne-Yo on his efforts to help youth and look forward to seeing this Foundation fulfill their mission and favorably impact our community. Ne-Yo also stars in the new blockbuster Red Tails, an epic cinematic rendering of the Tuskegee Airmen’s contributions during World War II.
To learn more about The Compound Foundation, visit their website here or support their mission by making a contribution here. Love The Compound Foundation and want to give Kudos to Ne-Yo? Let him know through his Twitter @Neyocompound!