Ms. Gloria Carter is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Shawn Carter Foundation. The Foundation was formed in response to Ms. Carter’s desire to create “something that would enhance the future of our young people.” Through the Foundation’s signature programs, youth and communities in need have benefited and been able to overcome obstacles to success. 

Ms. Carter has received numerous honors for the impactful contributions made through the Shawn Carter Foundation to local, national and global communities.

Whether on stage receiving awards, in the boardroom making decisions on the Foundation’s strategic direction, on a charter bus motivating students on the annual HBCU tour, in the office reading scholarship applications, in the housing projects distributing meals to families impacted by natural disasters, or on the ground handing toys and spreading holiday cheer to residents of the Marcy projects, Ms. Carter proves that service is both a responsibility and lifestyle. 

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