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Michael oversees the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of the Foundation, which includes oversight of the Next Gen Leadership Academy and Urban Promise Program.

A native of Livingston, NJ, Michael has been hooked on soccer since his youth and has made his passion for the Beautiful Game his career. He starred at Seton Hall Prep during his secondary school years before embarking on a stellar career at Georgetown University where he was a member of the Hoyas varsity soccer team for four years. He is a graduate of the McDonogh School of Business at Georgetown University.

Michael has worked in the corporate sector for ESPN, Sony Music Entertainment, RCA/Jive Label Group and the Zomba Label Group, among others. He is regarded as a senior Sports, Music, Television and Digital Media Business & Legal Affairs Executive.



Sam serves as the Foundation's Director of Education and oversees the staff and operations of the Next Gen Leadership Academy, which is located on the campus of Rowan College Burlington County in Pemberton, NJ.

Sam is a native of Darby, England and has earned advanced degrees in educational leadership and sport science from De Montfort (U.K.), Kean (U.S.) and Loughborough (U.K.) Universities. He holds multiple certifications from the New Jersey Department of Education in Administration, Leadership and Supervision, among others. In 2006, Mr. Gough was honored by New Jersey Excellence in Education as Teacher of the Year for his work with Brick Township Public Schools.



Doug serves as the Foundation's Chief Advancement Officer. He oversees all aspects of revenue generation and is responsible for the planning, coordination and management of various fundraising programs that focus on individuals, corporations, private and public foundations as well as contracts from state and federal agencies.  

A native of Long Island, Doug played club soccer for Albertson (N.Y.) Soccer Club and the Eastern New York State Team before matriculating to Davis & Elkins (WV) College, where he was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team.