Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation.

Alonzo Mourning Charities creates platforms for youth to excel.  AMC supports programming with proven results that deliver resources to students and families in need.




The Sponsor-A-Student initiative will allow Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC) to unveil its first multi-stakeholder approach towards sustainable fundraising.  The proceeds from the initial 2011 Sponsor-A-Student events will benefit AMC’s Overtown Youth Center (OYC) program, which provides supplemental education and enrichment curriculums for at-risk youth from the 2nd through 12th grades.

Sponsor-A-Student funds help the students in an otherwise challenging environment, participate in a program that prepares them for the ultimate goal of graduating high school, attaining secondary education and becoming a productive citizen in their local and global communities.

A donation of $4,800 a year ($399 per month) will be directed towards each OYC student’s programming costs-- including crucial health and wellness instruction, tutoring and education forums, as well as enrichment courses. AMC strives to engage at least 275 individuals and corporations to pledge to support Sponsor-A-Student for three years, which will allow AMC to subsidize a significant portion OYC’s budgetary program costs. The remainder of the budget will be raised through larger reoccurring donor gifts and grants.

The return on your investment in Sponsor-A-Student includes progress communications and exclusive events with the students organized by Alonzo Mourning Charities. Individual matching between donor and student can be provided to align career and life interests. A minimum three-year commitment is suggested in order to ensure impactful and measurable results.

Sponsor-A-Student serves as a foundation for sustaining quality student enhancement initiatives and will also serve as a fundraising model as AMC and its programs expand its reach in the coming months.