About The Foundation
Mark’s Story

Mark Ingram is a running back, currently playing for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints. He has been selected to a Pro Bowl, won an NCAA National Champion and became the University of Alabama’s first Heisman Trophy award winner. But despite his success on the football field, Mark is most proud of his ability to give back off of it. A product of Flint, Michigan, Mark is committed to helping out underserved communities.

Growing up, Mark and his family persevered through the challenges and impact of having a parent navigate the criminal justice system. These experiences left a long lasting impression on Mark, and inspired a life time dedication to helping youth and families dealing with similar challenges. This commitment inspired the idea for the Mark Ingram Foundation and motivates our volunteers and programming.

Mark has experienced the complexities of life with an incarcerated parent first hand. While growing up, his family persevered through the challenges of having a parent navigate the criminal justice system. These experiences left a long lasting impression on Mark, and inspired his passion to help youth and families dealing with similar challenges. While athletic achievements on the football field are well celebrated, the community effort needed to assist at risk youth with incarcerated parents, is often overlooked. Even with the enduring difficulties of having a parent incarcerated, Mark believes a family’s bond may be strengthened, as his did. With this in mind, he established the Mark Ingram Foundation, an organization committed to the needs of youth with incarcerated parents.

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Mission Statement

To enrich and contribute to the well-being of at-risk youth and families affected by incarceration through social development, goal setting and strengthening of character through sports. The Mark Ingram Foundation assists in planning informative events and facilitating programming in underserved urban areas around the country, including, Flint, Michigan and New Orleans, Louisiana.

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