Meet Our Executive Director
John Suggs, MBA
John has focused much of his time and ambition toward serving underserved communities and youth across the country. As a product of Philadelphia, PA and an alum of the nationally recognized “Say Yes to Education” program, John has dedicated his life’s work to empowering people to win in every area of life. Today, John serves as Executive Director of CF Charities, Inc.
To date, his travels have afforded him the opportunity to help equip urban school districts, host national youth summits, raise money for special causes, lead initiatives for the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and America SCORES – even testifying before State legislators on preserving youth development appropriations for kids throughout Missouri. With a passion to communicate, John has also worked with Clear Channel Entertainment and landed a premiere position with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.
He was featured alongside of John Legend, Bernard Hopkins and Kirk Franklin in “Holla Back…But Listen First,” a motivational book for African-American young men written by award-winning author Mister Mann Frisby and recognized by the St. Louis Sentinel Newspaper and the City of St. Louis as the 2008 recipient of the distinguished “Yes I Can” award.
John has also hosted a variety of outreach efforts for families and students ranging from holiday drives, teen programs and anti-violence summits in the City of Philadelphia. John holds his Bachelors degree in Communication and Marketing from Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA, and a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University, in St. Louis, MO.