Austin Thompson

Term: 2020-2023

Austin Thompson is a trusted advisor and mentor to several high-impact nonprofits and start-up ventures spanning technology, healthcare, and social/environmental causes. Currently, Austin is supporting efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with healthcare providers and he is leading training and support for groups such as Southern Vision Alliance. He recently supported the launch and implementation of the Technology and Media Innovation Initiative at the Four Freedoms Fund which, captured novel practices on the role of digital technologies to scale immigrant and refugee advocacy.

Austin was recognized as one of the “top 40 under 40” in Washington Life magazine for his leadership as Executive Director of the Youth Engagement Fund where he raised and moved millions of dollars to empower marginalized youth and emerging leaders. Today, Austin continues to mentor several immigrants, Black, Indigenous, and other young entrepreneurs and activists of color. He graduated with honors from Howard University in Washington D.C. and earned his MBA from Duke University at the Fuqua School of Business.

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