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Foundation 221, Inc. is a humanitarian not- for -profit organization dedicated to working with women, children, and vulnerable families. The organization was created in 2014 in Detroit, Michigan and has been since providing help and relief to needy people.
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Moussa Niang is the founding president of Foundation 221. He has served as the VP of Operations for the National Black MBA Association, Detroit Chapter. He was also the Director of Community Service and Development for the chapter where he has launched several initiatives that aimed either to provide relief to the community, bring awareness, grow, or develop the community. He is active in Detroit’s revitalization effort, having participated in the Brightmoor Task force team mandated to restore Brightmoor to a vibrant African-Caribbean town. Moussa has implemented several youth leadership initiatives.
In September 2018, Moussa served as the Co-chair of the National Black MBA annual conference in Detroit that hosted more than 10,000 professionals and students nationwide.
Moussa is also the Chairman & Treasurer of Muslim Center Detroit. In 2018, through Foundation 221 and its strategic partners, Mr. Niang has injected more than $4million worth of medical equipment and supplies into the Senegalese medical system.
He is in Global Purchasing at Ford Motor Company where he managed an annual turnover of over 2 billion USD. Niang has been recognized as the 2017 MBA of the year by the NBMBAA – Detroit and was selected by DBusiness Magazine for their “30 in Their Thirties”. Moussa is a Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award recipient and 2018 Michigan Chronicle 40 under 40. In February 2019, Moussa was also the recipient of the African & African American Achievement Award by the International Institute of Metro Detroit. In November 2019, he was the recipientof the world medical relief 2019 ambassador of the year.
Moussa holds a Bachelors in Financial Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX. He also has a MBA in Strategic Leadership, a graduate certificate in Conflict Management & Resolution and several other certifications.
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