Towalame Austin

Alumna Works Magic in Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy

Towalame AustinTowalame Austin (BS 2004) has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector working with some of the best in the area of sports and entertainment philanthropy. She currently serves as an executive at Roc Nation, and is the former President for the Mourning Family Foundation,
a non-profit organization founded by Alonzo and Tracy Mourning.

At the Mourning Family Foundation, she was responsible for leading and carrying out the vision and mission for one of the most prominent non-profits in Miami, Florida. During Austin’s tenure with the Mourning’s she was instrumental along with the Board of Directors in raising over $1.5 million dollars to assist with programming efforts of the Mourning Family Foundation.

Prior to serving at the helm of the Mourning Family Foundation she served as President of the Magic Johnson Foundation, Inc. where she was responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to one of the leading philanthropic organizations in the nation. She managed the daily operations, the continued growth and sustainability of the Foundation by expanding its research base, solidifying new partnerships, securing corporate sponsorships, stewarding and cultivating the organizations individual and major donor groups and coordinating fundraising initiatives. Ms. Austin played a critical role in establishing and maintaining partnerships with major corporations. She worked closely with the Foundation’s board of directors and staff to devise long-term strategies and adhere to the founding principles of the organization by implementing programs that serve the health, educational and social needs of those residing in underserved communities.

Ms. Austin has received numerous awards and recognition. She sits on the Board of Directors for The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE). Ms. Austin holds a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Marketing and a concentration in Women’s Studies from CSU Dominguez Hills.