Our Mission:

Triumph over Tragedy

Working to significantly reduce incidents of homicide, suicide and acts of violence resulting from the irresponsible use of firearms by high risk individuals.


Our Mission

The mission of the Ayana J. McAllister Foundation is to deliberately engage communities of color disproportionately impacted by gun violence through advocacy and educational strategies.






Our Events

The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation hosts, co-sponsors, attends public events and facilitates presentations about relevant and timely issues around gun violence in vulnerable communities. We also sponsor meetings, workshops and working groups that bring together legislators, policymakers, and practitioners to proactively address and reduce incidences of gun violence.


Our Scholarships

Ayana J. McAllister was a student at St. Augustine's University, majoring in criminal justice, when she was killed.  While she had aspirations to become a law enforcement professional, she had a desire to help at-risk, disenfranchised youth to live up to their full potential.  The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation will continue her legacy by providing some support to students determined to further their education. The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation will provide several scholarships each year to deserving students.


Academic Scholarship 2018

The Academic Scholarship will award both high school senior(s) who plan to attend college and/or current college student(s) who are enrolled in a four year college with full time status who have personally been impacted by senseless gun violence. Applicants must be residents from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (Southern Maryland, Washington, DC, or Northern Virginia.

Memorial Scholarship 2018

This Memorial Scholarship is designed for one full-time student currently enrolled in St. Augustine University and majoring in Criminal Justice who will be returning as a full-time student in Fall 2018 and has been personally impacted by senseless gun violence.


Get Involved

The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation will work with community organizations, churches, schools, and elected officials to combat gun violence in communities of color, through education and advocacy training.  Our goal is to influence proactive legislation that results in safer neighborhoods for children and families.


Sign Up For aN Event

Please click on the sign up button to get more information or to support our many events.

Volunteer opportunities

If you are interested in receiving emails about volunteer opportunities with the Ayana J McAllister Legacy Foundation please complete a contact form.

Thanks in advance for your service.

Make a Donation

Donations to 501©3 organization are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Your support and contributions will enable The Ayana J. McAllister Legacy Foundation to meet our goals, improve the condition of our neighborhoods, train citizens to engage legislators regarding gun violence, support youth, and help fund our mission.  Donations can be mail via US mail to 9103 Woodmore Centre Drive, #258 Lanham, MD 20706 or Click the donate button below.

Planned Giving/Bequests

You can contact our Director of Development, Tyreese R. McAllister, with any questions you might have about leaving a legacy to support your vision of a future free from gun violence at (301) 452-4234.

Thank you for your support.