WHO We Are

About Us

The Cummings Africa Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports a wide range of philanthropic projects that have a core emphasis on education, human development and environmental improvement.

The board of the Cummings Africa Foundation consists of individuals who are committed to making a positive and measurable impact on communities across sub-saharan Africa. As a collective, the individuals on the board possess the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it can be.

Our mission is to contribute to the betterment of communities and positively transform the lives of many, igniting the prospect of possibility for all. We aim to improve the lives of those who live in under served communities, through strategic partnerships with organizations whose goals and values, are aligned with ours.

About The Founders

A Liberian, Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, Jr. is a humanitarian, philanthropist and a proven business leader. He is a retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage manufacturer.

Mr. Cummings has a long history of philanthropy and supporting Liberia; providing scholarships to students in Liberia, donating to various causes and supporting Liberia globally. In 2011, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf conferred on Mr. Cummings the distinction of Knight Great Band – Humane Order of African Redemption; the medal is one of the highest honors in Liberia and is awarded for humanitarian work in Liberia, for acts supporting and assisting the Liberian nation.

Mr. Cummings joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1997 as Region Manager, Nigeria. In 2000, he was named President of the Company's North & West Africa Division. In March 2001, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Africa Group, responsible for the Company's operations in Africa, encompassing a total of 56 countries and territories across the continent.

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Teresa Cummings recognized her passion and purpose for helping young women and children, very early in her life. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Guidance and Counseling; and practiced as a counselor for teen mothers, adopting families and was the Executive Director of a Social Services Agency as well as the Young People Department director at her church.

In the years that followed, she participated in raising funds and was a proponent for different causes such as American Women of Color, Nyumbani Gold Charity in support of the Nyumbani Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya and the Nelson Mandela Invitational held in Cape Town South Africa, which helped to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of non-profits focused on aiding and empowering young girls and women. She currently serves on the boards of causes that support a school in Liberia and a girl’s training center in Sierra Leon, served on the Women With Heart organization for the Morehouse School of Medicine and was honorary co-chair of the organization fund raiser in 2016. She served on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Atlanta and is the current Chair of H.E.A. R. T.T. ( Health, Education and Relief Through Teaching), an organization who’s focus is to improve the healthcare system in Liberia.

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