Meet the Team Behind the Foundation

Creating lasting change.

Meet Our Founder

Will Allen began his pro career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he quickly became a leader on and off the field.  Aside from playing the game of football he also possessed a great passion to be a leader in the community and was inspired to give back and make a difference.

Allen always felt it was his designed purpose to help provide tools and resources to Educate + Influence + Empower those in his surrounding community. Being afforded so much and having wonderful mentors in his life, Allen was fervent to “pay it forward.”As a 12 year NFL veteran most recently with Pittsburgh Steelers, Allen is convicted in strengthening his community and helping to build hope. He is very enthusiastic in encouraging others to take his same stance in helping their respective communities.

Will also enjoys the game of golf and continuing his education. Will received his MBA from the University of Dayton and continuing education certificates from Harvard Business School and Kellogg School of Business. He is a principal in Magarac Venture Partners (MVP), an early-stage venture capital firm with a focus on diverse founders. He is also a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he was a consensus first team All-America selection, and a member of the 2003 National Championship Team.

Board of Directors

Will Allen
President of the Board
Paul Siefken
President and CEO,  of  Fred Rogers Productions
Laura Ellsworth
Lawyer, Jones Day, Partner-in-Charge of Global Community Service Initiatives
Matthew Johnson-Robertson
Director of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University
Catherine Augustine
Director of the RAND Pittsburgh Office
Aurora Sherard
Director of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh
Rosemary Mendel
Executive Director
Shannon Lynch
Program Director
Angelique HarPerez MSN, RN
Pathways Coach

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