Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons and his wife, TV personality and Charity blogger, Mia Fleming founded the MVP Foundation with a mission to create programming that raises money and awareness to benefit Tulsa inner-city youth.As a tax-deductible, donor-advised fund through the Tulsa Community Foundation, the MVP Foundation has served more than 700 young people, and raised more than $125,000 for local charities and initiatives focused on inner-city youth.
A partial listing of past beneficiaries of the MVP Foundation include Mayors Mentoring to the Max, Salvation Army’s North Mabee Boys and Girls Club, and the Felix Jones Running Back to Make a Difference Foundation
MVP Foundation has four primary objectives:
- Tangibly impact low-income Tulsa youth;
- Raise money and awareness for local youth centered charities and initiatives with the help of Sports and Entertainment celebrities;
- Create an environment that is conducive to creating long-standing mutually beneficial relationships that benefits Tulsa inner-city youth, the City of Tulsa, and the State of Oklahoma; and
- Honor and recognize people in our community that give inner-city youth hope and opportunities.
MVP Foundation’s Vison: Passionately create and promote educational, social, and economic opportunities that help inner-city youth:
- Become aware of the opportunities and resources available;
- Understand how to access the opportunities and resources for their benefit, and
- Understand why the resources and opportunities available must be maximized.
Motto: “To inform, inspire, and empower”
The mission of the MVP Host Committee is to engage in planning and execution to ensure the readiness and success of the Tulsa community in hosting the 3rd Annual MVP Charity Weekend. In helping to develop and implement the MVP Weekend’s strategic action plan, the Host Committee will closely work with Weekend Founders and Executive Directors Mia Fleming and Damario Solomon-Simmons to identify, solicit, secure, and marshal the necessary resources and personnel in the Tulsa Metro area to ensure a successful Weekend.