About the Ken Thorpe Foundation
The Foundation is led by Ken Thorpe, a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist who grew up on Indianapolis’ east side. As a graduate of Warren Central High School, Indiana University, Ball State and Indiana Wesleyan, Ken is no stranger to hard work. But as a minority, he understands the challenges youth face in the pursuit of their dreams. For that reason, Ken strives to empower future underserved leaders to move to the next level – much the way others have for him.

The Ken Thorpe Foundation’s principles are:
Values
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Accountability

To take responsibility for one’s actions and proactively create opportunities for success

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Results

To continuously strive to be better tomorrow than today

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Transcendence

To move beyond one’s circumstances to become who he/she was meant to be

Mission
To support, encourage, and challenge underserved youth to move their lives forward through educational, professional, and mentoring opportunities
Vision
For underserved youth to realize and achieve their full potential