More Than Just A Name

We are “Feeding the Hungry, Clothing the Naked, Healing the Sick, Housing the Homeless, and Liberating the Oppressed. Will You help?

Ambassador Andrew J. Young

The Andrew J. Young Foundation represents the alignment of Ambassador Young’s iconic leadership legacy with his belief that God’s charge to humanity is to “feed the hungry and clothe the naked.”

Ambassador Young is committed to using the next chapter of his life answering this call to action through innovative programs and initiatives that address the basic human needs of international communities.

The Foundation invests in developing emerging leaders and social entrepreneurs to insure they facilitate connections between individuals young and old who are committed to solution-oriented action on global challenges facing future generations.

To that end, the theme of the 2017 Andrew J. Young International Leadership Awards is Lead Young. It will honor transformational young leaders who have affected meaningful change at local and global levels through extraordinary work in Community Engagement, Civil Rights and Civic Participation, International Humanitarian Initiatives and Pubic Service and Advocacy.

Special Thanks to Our Chairs

Honorary Chairs
  • President James Earl Carter
  • President William Jefferson Clinton
Event Chairs
  • Carolyn Young
  • Juanita Baranco
  • Tom Johnson
  • Jack Sawyer
Honorary Co-Chairs
  • Billye and Hank Aaron
  • Nikki Arora
  • Rosalind and John Brewer
  • The Honorable John Lewis
  • Eduardo Martinez
  • Sajan Pillai
  • Laura and Rutherford Seydel
  • William “Bill” Torres