Creating opportunities for children to become champions in their own communities.
Future Champions Foundation is building and sustaining schools as the cornerstone of village development in some of the poorest communities in the world. Creating opportunities for children through education is our primary objective, but we are proud to provide sporting opportunities, employ local resources which creates jobs and commerce in the villages as well.
Adam started the Future Champions Foundation after deciding to build a school in Togo. After making a donation to a colleague's efforts to collect tennis equipment and asking, "What would the next step be, what else can I do? beginning our journey to build the primary school in West Africa. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in his native Michigan and has worked his entire career in the tennis industry. Whether a club tennis teaching professional, a tennis club operator or shop owner, he brings vision and the willingness to put in the effort to see projects through. He believes that it takes a great team to do great things and couldn't be more excited about FCF's initial Board of Directors, all of whom have excelled professionally in their respective fields and have brought great energy and support in their areas of expertise to this great cause.
Board of Directors, Vice President
A native Michigan, John relocated to Florida after obtaining his B.S. at Western Michigan University. John currently resides in the Sarasota, FL area with his wife Ruth and two young children. He manages global logistics and support activities for a top defense contractor. His extensive experience with directing multi-national programs has a direct impact on the growth and execution of Future Champions Foundation's mission.
JASON LILLMARS, CPA
Board of Directors, Treasurer
Holding a Masters in Accounting (Licensed CPA) and an MBA from Grand Valley State University, Jason is extremely qualified to fill the role of Treasurer with the foundation. Originally from Michigan and the owner and operator of a variety of businesses as well as working as a public accountant and corporate controller, he is the perfect fit to manage the finances of our organization. He and his wife Leah have three young children. He loves the prospect of creating the kinds of opportunities that his children enjoy every day for children of the world.
Board of Directors, Director at Large
Originally from Albuquerque, Greg is currently a reporter for the Bay Area's KTVU. Greg has a B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine and has a history of engagement in youth causes, including being a youth mentor and volunteering at numerous children's charitable causes. With this passion, expertise and experience his main contribution to FCF will be supporting our media production, publicity and marketing efforts. Greg's passion for the next generation and his desire to help raise the standards that children around the world live in make him a great asset to the foundation.
Board of Directors, Director at Large
A native of Oklahoma with two daughters, Sarah is the Vice President of Food Sales for Shawnee Milling Company. After completing her Masters in Accounting, she has worked in finance and serves on many non-profit boards including currently serving as the President of the United Way of Pottawotomie County, OK. One of Sarah's main focuses with the foundation will be managing the food program that will build and support a commissary at the school, that will ensure no student goes hungry. She is passionate about children's causes and is excited to share the vision of providing opportunities for children and looks forward to the impact these projects will have on her own children's world view.
NESTOR KOSSIVI LAMADOKU
Nestor is the Director of P2TP Suisse-Togo Foundation, as well as Lumière Dans La Cite (Light of the City) Foundation. Nestor is an expert in planning, development and construction of commercial structures. He and his team have built and sustained a number of schools in Northern Togo, including training and supporting teachers. Nestor has also built and oversees a self-sustaining women's rescue village. This rescue mission is a safe haven and retraining center for victims of child marriage, prostitution and sex trafficking. It gives them training and education to reintroduce them into their communities with the skills and tools to become productive and self-sufficient. Nestor is our eyes, ears, hands and feet on the ground in Togo ensuring that the finances are organized, overseeing construction and the workforce involved with our project.