Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) prepares Detroit youth to succeed in and beyond college. CAYF starts early, first by developing skills for life at age 11, introducing youth to collegiate environments long before the time to apply comes. CAYF then offers uniquely designed scholarship programs, complimented by structured mentoring, to help scholars get to and through the universities and colleges they attend.
CAYF is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization founded in 1982 by Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young and business leaders Lawrence Doss, Malcolm Dade and William Beckham, Jr
Founder & Partner, BergMuirhead & Associates
(now VanDyke Horn)
Director, HR & Client Relations
Dr. George Goff, Ph.D.
Educational Consultant & CAYF Alumnus
Project Producers, LLC
Chief Operating Officer
United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Editorial Page Editor, Detroit Free Press
Host, American Black Journal
Chairman, James Group International
MCL JASCO/SEEL, LLC
Owner, Pink Pump Retail Store
Director, Consumer Events, MRA Mobile Experiential
Director, Community Affairs
Sinai-Grace Hospital (DMC)
Deanna L. Naugles-Jack
Director of Purchasing
City of Detroit
Consulting Engineering Associates, Inc.
New Detroit, Inc.
Vice President, Public Relations & Community Affairs
MotorCity Casino & Hotel
Johnson, Rosati, LaBarge, Aseltyne & Field, P.C.
Khary K. Turner, MAED
Kenequia D. Parker, MHSA
Program Manager - Skillman Legacy Scholars Program
Coleman A. Young was the Mayor of Detroit for two decades. He established the Coleman A. Young Foundation (CAYF) in 1982. The Mayor left office in 1993. He died four years later. CAYF is a living legacy of the late Mayor's lifetime of work. All of the assets that he earned were left to the Foundation to provide opportunities for future generations in the city that was his lif