John F. Carter is co-chair of CarterBrothers Charities along with co-chair, Cris Carter, he shapes and approves grant making strategies, advocates for the foundation’s issues, and helps set the overall direction of the organization.
John and Cris Carter work together to expand opportunity to the Victims of Domestic Violence and Poverty by collaborating with grantees and partners. They also participate in national events and travel extensively to focus attention on the issues the foundation champions.
John began his major philanthropic efforts in 2004, when he created CarterBrothers Charities, which focuses on advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence and Poverty. In 2013 to reflect its focus on ensuring that low-income minority students are prepared for college and have the means to attend the Carters’ established the Willie Clayton Scholarship Fund. Today, John’s vision include execution of the foundations strategic growth initiatives.
In 2000, John founded CarterBrothers in Atlanta, Georgia, with his brother Cris Carter, a former NFL Player and Hall of Fame recipient. Since its beginnings, CarterBrothers has achieved notable success by bringing innovation to the electronic security and electrical services industry through delivery of design, installation and maintenance services with an expertise in project management on a national level.
John attended West Liberty State College where he studied business management, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Education Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business.
He is a member of the board of directors for the YMCA; a member of the board of directors of the National Minority Supplier Development Council; and past member of the Hampton University Sports Advisory and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business Alumni Board. Carter is active in the community and supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Hosea Feed the Hungry and the National Urban League.