About

Who We Are

The Taylor Made Foundation (TMF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization assisting low-income families and communities of the Metro-Atlanta area.

Mission

Our mission is to strengthen and unify our community by reshaping the lives of underserved and lower income youth and adults through education, personal and professional development, and volunteerism.

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Vision

We envision a world where underserved teens and families can thrive through long-term systemic change. We support teens in their journeys throughout high school and college so that they can become contributing, successful members in their respective communities

We understand that personal and professional development is crucial in unlocking one’s full potential.

Board Members

Together, our Taylor Made Team at the Taylor Made Foundation Inc. works tirelessly to bring about positive change, empower individuals, and build a stronger, more vibrant community.

Darnell+Taylor Darnell Taylor
Founder & Executive Director

 

Darnell Taylor spearheads programs serving disadvantaged children and families, the homeless, and the elderly in the Georgia area. Darnell holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management, from DeVry University. During her stay at DeVry University, Darnell became involved in the National Society of Leadership and Success. The NSLS is a program that develops leaders, and helps them to understand the importance of Volunteering and giving back to the community.

Darnell then became a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, and Boys and Girls Club of America. During her time volunteering, Darnell realized that in order to change a person’s mindset about their environment, one has to change their own mindset of how they viewed themselves. Darnell serves on several Board of Directors in hopes of positively impacting the communities she serves.

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Vice President

Natalie Ferguson has been in the medical field for over 20 years and has been a Registered Nurse since 2014. In 2015, Natalie gained experience working with youth and special needs children at Bayada Pediatrics Home Health. Natalie was a member of several professional organizations and has served on oversight committees throughout Metro-Atlanta to include the Rockdale Nurses Leadership Committee and the Grady Hospital Nurses Leadership Committee.

Due to her commitment to her patients’ care, she received the Daisy Award for Exceptional Nursing in 2018. She has an extensive background in working with the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Natalie currently works as the Assistant Director of Nursing, at the Laurel Heights Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in BSN.

Steffan+Roberts+Bio+Pic Steffan Roberts
Member

 

Steffan Roberts is on a mission to help serve his community. Steffan is a native of Trinidad & Tobago and has worked in the community of Covington as Vice President of ALANHS for the last two years.

Steffan developed a strong sense of devotion for the nonprofit sector as a youth nearly 25 years ago as he worked closely with the CPA of a church. This experience gave him a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our community…one program at a time.

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Shaquana ‘Q’ Sutton
Director of Finance

 

Shaquana “Q” Sutton is an accountant based out of Atlanta, GA by way of NYC. Equipped with over 12 years of experience in different areas of accounting and finance, she is the owner of Q. Sutton Consulting LLC, a consulting firm and QTax Services LLC, a financial services business. She has held several positions in different industries such as non-profit organizations, property management, film production, trucking and transporting, digital magazine, event production and more.

Shaquana’s purpose is based on improving communities like the one she was raised in by guiding better financial decisions and rerouting funding back into the community. Specializing in business development and financial management, she is a qualified and valuable addition to any path that she crosses.

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Tracy Carey

Secretary

 

Tracy Carey is a sales consultant for Canon USA. She has been with Canon for 9 years. She has received several awards for breaking sales of over a million dollars for the year. She was born to a mother who was deaf and that caused her to see people differently. She made it her goal to help the deaf community as much as she could because others only saw their disability. In 1999, she decided the best way to help her mom was to join the US Army. She worked her way up to working for the battalion commander and maintained the account for over 1,500 soldiers.

Her time in the military gave her an understanding of all walks of life, and that set her on a path to open a home daycare for low income families. In 2007, she took it a step further and became a foster parent. At that time, her goal was to help as many children and families as she could. That has helped her to see the needs in the communities and drives her to continue to find ways to help those in need. She loves to volunteer and makes it a point to see others smile.

Additionally, our team may include dedicated volunteers, advisors, and community partners who contribute their time, expertise, and resources to support our mission.  Together, our team at the Taylor Made Foundation Inc. works tirelessly to bring about positive change, empower individuals, and build a stronger, more vibrant community.

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