Ricky Austin

Vice President of Advancement and Operations

Ricky Austin

As Vice President, Ricky Austin directs the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s development, fundraising, and operational initiatives. Through his tenure at the Aim Higher Foundation, initially as Director of Programs and Communications, Austin has expanded the Aim Higher Foundation’s impact for thousands of students in the Twin Cities area. Prior to his time at Aim Higher, Austin served as Senior Director of Communications at Partnership Schools of greater New York City and Manager of Communications and Associate Director at the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. Austin began his career as an elementary school teacher, administrator, and community volunteer, serving Catholic schools in Oklahoma City, OK and Chicago, IL.

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