Ciara’s new title allows her to spread positivity on a new level. The Grammy award winning performer takes a seat on the directors board for the Why Not You Foundation, a charity created by her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson.
The Why Not Foundation You foundation has brought real change to youth across the globe since being created in 2014. Russell Wilson who currently plays quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks has lead philanthropic efforts as founder, dedicated to empowering change in the world, one individual and one child at a time, by motivating and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.
Ciara will extend these efforts to specifically reach girls and young women on a local, national and international scale.
“I have witnessed first-hand the positive impact the Foundation has on improving the lives of children. Every girl and young woman should have the opportunity to grow in a healthy and positive way with access to education and empowerment skills needed to be successful. I truly believe our foundation is positioned to make a lasting difference in the world.” says Ciara.
Although she is just joining the board, Ciara has always worked alongside Wilson with the Why Not You Foundation.
“Ciara has been a longtime supporter of the Why Not You Foundation and a passionate advocate for the programs we support,” said Carly Young, Executive Director of the Why Not You Foundation.
The couple will continue their weekly visits to Seattle Children’s Hospital and continue supporting other partner organizations including Safeway for the Wilson Celebrity Invitational where millions of dollars have been raised for pediatric cancer research.