Foresight, generosity, and an unyielding desire to help underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas, Nevada community is what prompted prizefighting icon and 12-time world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr., to establish the charitable foundation that bears his name – The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation (TFMJF).
Mayweather is regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Without question, he is the most distinguished and talented boxer of his era. His unprecedented mix of speed, power, and natural defensive instinct has translated into a matchless record of 48 wins without a loss, 26 knockouts, and 11 world championships in five weight classes.
Mayweather’s dominance in the sport of boxing has yielded significant accolades for him outside of the ring. Over the course of his career, the Boxing Writers Association of America, Ring Magazine, BET and the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame have all honored Mayweather as Fighter of the Year. He also possesses a record six ESPN ESPY awards in the Best Fighter category. His prominent status as a constant achiever lends credence to his motto that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.
In 2007 – the same year that he established his sports and entertainment promotional company, Mayweather Promotions – Mayweather decided to leverage his star power by founding TFMJF, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering and promoting the social development and advancement of adults and adolescents. The foundation is singularly focused on community health and wellness, economic growth and development, and impactful youth education.
TFMJF continues to seek new ways to advance our mission of empowering and encouraging community alliances, impacting youth leadership, and strengthening family foundations through community development, entrepreneurialism, and educational initiatives.
ABOUT FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR.
Nickname: “Money” & “TBE”
Record: 47-0 (26 KOs)
Weight: 147 lbs. (welterweight)
Date of Birth: February 24, 1977
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Trainer: Floyd Mayweather Sr., Roger Mayweather
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is without question the best and most talented fighter in boxing today. With an average connect rate that ranks as the best among active fighters, Mayweather displays an unprecedented mix of speed, power, and natural instinct every time he steps into the ring- a combination that has translated into 47 wins without a loss or draw, 26 knockouts, and 11 world championships in five different weight classes.
Mayweather established his promotional company, Mayweather Promotions in 2007, which turned out to be a very wise business decision and a turning point in his career. Taking that step enabled him to reach the level of success that he’s achieved inside and outside of the ring and also assist up-and-coming boxers in their careers. Mayweather states with confidence that “boxing is here to stay and Mayweather Promotions is the past, present, and future of sports and entertainment.”
After a stellar amateur and Olympic career, Mayweather won the first 17 fights of his pro career and fight fans were chomping at the bit to see the ultra-talented pugilist compete with the elite at 130 pounds. On October 3, 1998, they got their chance when the 21-year old faced off against the late Genaro Hernandez for “Chicanito’s” WBC world championship.
The highly anticipated fight was no contest, as Mayweather battered the veteran with blinding combinations, pitching a near shutout before the fight was stopped after the eighth round. Floyd Mayweather was a world champion.
Mayweather’s goal to live a rich, full life outside the ring is just as important as his success inside of it. He is actively involved with the lives of his four children and regularly visits with his other family members who live near him in Las Vegas.
Through the heartfelt work of his foundation, Mayweather regularly supports the homeless in Las Vegas, frequently showing up to distribute sandwiches and water himself. He has made generous donations to the Susan G. Komen Las Vegas Chapter, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas and the Three Square Food Bank, all reflecting his generosity and efforts to give back to those less fortunate and in need. Additionally, he donated to Las Vegas charter school Rainbow Dreams Academy, which focuses on the “at risk” and underserved population. Each year Mayweather hosts a “Back to School Giveaway” at the famed Mayweather Boxing Club where he and his team hand out hundreds of grade appropriate backpacks filled with essential school supplies to families in need.
“My desire to give is as strong as my desire to win,” says Mayweather. “I know how important it is to help those who are less fortunate than me. I hope if I continue to work as hard outside of the ring as I do inside of it, I can inspire others to do the same and help out in their communities as well.”
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- As director and founder of the foundation since its inception in 2007, Mayweather appoints board members, acts as spokesperson, and facilitates fundraising opportunities for the organization.
- Craig, a former accountant with a degree in accounting and business management from the University of Illinois- Chicago has been a board member since 2008 and actively manages financial planning, reporting, and directs overall operations of the foundation, as well as the general planning and execution of programs and events. In addition, she acts as Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Mayweather Promotions.
- Ellerbe became a board member in 2007 and is currently the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He works hand in hand with board members to support all charitable partnerships and actively participates in program execution and fundraising for the organization.
- Knight joined the board in 2007. Her responsibilities include scheduling and attending board meetings, compiling board minutes, disseminating critical information to board members and organizing the day-to-day paperwork of the foundation’s partnerships.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Staff:
Denise Colome | Marketing/PR
Karesha Cormier | Program Associate
Kenny Craig | Operations Manager
Crystal Frost | Marketing/Digital Media
Esaiah Gomez | Digital Media
Alvita Hearsley | Administrative Coordinator
Mentor Perquku | Graphic Design
Misty Martin | Program Associate
Jesus Martinez | Graphic Design/Web Technology Associate
Victoria McDonald | Digital Media/Web Technology Associate
Rasheda Watson | Research and Internet Media Associate