About Us

Supporting African American residents of the Austin Area

The Austin Alpha Foundation (AAF) was formed in 1983 as a non-profit 501C(3) organization, which takes advantage of the opportunity to address many of the prevailing and emerging issues faced by the African American residents of the Austin area. The non-profit status of the foundation provides the community with opportunities to mitigate these disadvantages while making tax-deductible contributions toward the development, expansion, and evaluation of the Foundation’s public service efforts.

We recognize that more than ever that learning is a lifelong process, requiring funding long before the traditional college years, and well after. We support early education programs for toddlers and enrichment programs for middle school students that instill everything from self-esteem to reading and computer proficiency. Our scholarships help college bound students complete a continuing education program or to obtain a college degree. The Austin Alpha Foundation is a resource to which individuals and organizations can turn to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in the community.

Our mission

The mission of Austin Alpha Foundation is to expand and develop initiatives that benefit Austin residents: garner and direct resources that facilitate and empower community development and self-sufficiency; expand outreach efforts through strategic partnerships with corporations, governmental entities, community-based organizations, foundations, and other interested parties.

Our promise

  • Award college scholarships to Austin area graduating seniors based on academic achievement and need.
  • Provide ongoing mentoring for students enrolled in middle schools and junior high schools to support the development of their self-esteem, academic achievement and community values.
  • Conducts educational workshops in Austin community

We Have a Great Team

Our Board of Directors come from a variety of professional backgrounds from across the world throughout our prestigious fraternity. We are equally committed to changing Austin’s Equity Access.

Harold Flenoy

Harold E. Flenoy, II, is the Senior Administrative Manager for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in Austin and the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living. In this role, he manages a team of administrators that provide research support to faculty members and their project staff.  He is responsible for the fiscal and administrative management of the campus and Center while providing support while the administrative staff keeps each department in compliance with the university guidelines. Additionally, Mr. Flenoy is a graduate of the oldest institution of higher learning in Austin, Huston-Tillotson University (HTU). During his educational matriculation at HTU, he was initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and remains actively involved with Austin’s local alumni chapter. As a 30 plus year member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Mr. Flenoy serves as an associate minster giving leadership in various capacities. bMr. Flenoy is an Austin native. He and his wife Stacie have 2 children, Haley and Harold, III.

Craig Christopher Williams

Craig Christopher Williams, GHL President 2015-2017, Vice President 2013-2015, Chapter Secretary 2011-2013. Initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fratenity, Inc. Fall 2011. Currently works at the Property Tax Assistance Division for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Faith, family, service and friends are the facts of my life.

Bruce A. Johnson

Bruce A. Johnson, is the Founder and Director of Performance for Helix Elite Performance, a sports performance firm that trains Olympians, world class athletes and scholastic amateurs across a wide array of sports.  Bruce's 26 year career includes a position as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2001-07, being the official Speed, Agility, and Strength partner of Austin Junior Volleyball (AJV),  a BCS National Championship, 2 time women's track NCAA National Championship, Olympic gold and silver medals, IAAF gold and silver medals and Super Bowl champions.  Bruce is a seven year member of the Gamma Eta Lamda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated in Austin, Texas where he serves as a board member of the Austin Alpha Foundation. Bruce and his wife Veronica have two daughters, Kyndall (Tuskegee University) and Maya (James Bowie High School).

Lawrence Williams

Lawrence Williams is a proud husband and father to four (4) children as well as Program Manager at Google Fiber here in Austin, where he manages construction of the Google Fiber network. He has his bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and his MBA from Purdue University. He has a passion for community service and has been actively involved with community service activities for a number of years including mentoring high school students, spiritual and professional counseling, and volunteer work. He has served as the Google Liaison to the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, a Google Community Leadership Mentor, and a Google Diversity Market Lead. Lawrence is also a very proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, where he serves as the local Alumni Chapter Chaplain and a member of the Austin Alpha Foundation.

DeQuincy Adamson

DeQuincy Adamson is a Internal Auditor for the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and Veterans Land Board (VLB). His experience includes over 13 years of auditing and financial accounting. In his experience, Mr. Adamson has led projects numerous that has brought constructive change, managed and mitigated business risk and improved compliance and accountability of the regulated community and business partners. Mr. Adamson earned his B.A. in Business Management and Administration from Huston-Tillotson University, School of Business and Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the McCoy School of Business of Texas State University. Mr. Adamson was initiated into the Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 2002 on the campus of then Huston-Tillotson University. He is currently a member of the Gamma Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and serves as a board member for the Austin Alpha Foundation. His wife RoShana Adamson is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and he is the father of three kids, daughters, Raven and Jadyn Adamson and son Quinn Adamson.