Anthony Flynn’s story is one of resilience, determination and a resulting selfless desire to invest in others. Born to a 17-year-old single mother in Memphis, TN, Flynn’s early years were marked by upheaval and transition. However several mentors, including two of his teachers, inspired his hunger for education, encouraging him toward college completion and sparking the legacy he aspires to leave behind.
After six years of corporate experience with business giants including Kraft Foods, RJ Reynolds and 3M, he felt called to leave corporate America. He joined the founding team of a church plant in Memphis where he birthed a high school ministry that served more than 10,000 low-income students and generated almost $500,000 in grants to support educational initiatives in four years.
In January 2006, Anthony’s community contributions expanded when he co-founded and publicly launched The Power Center Community Development Corporation. His accomplishments included establishing a long-term community growth plan, securing seed capital and placing the executive leadership that established Power Center Academy, one of Tennessee’s highest performing schools.
In July 2007, he relocated to Southern California and partnered with Urban Youth Workers Institute, a nonprofit organization recognized for training more than 23,000 student pastors in over 30 cities during his tenure as President/COO. Anthony made the decision to launch The Gifted Education Foundation, in February 2012, for the sake of eradicating generational poverty and deploying the next generation of marketplace leaders.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in sales from the University of Memphis and an MA in religious studies from Memphis Theological Seminary. Anthony has been married for 13 years and the father of two children. In his spare time, you can find Anthony hanging out with his family, reading, writing and investing in young leaders.”