Alli Thomas

National Program Director

Alli is responsible for the development and scaling of national program offerings and expanding partnerships in the Charlotte, NC area.


With years of non-profit programming and management, Alli’s work with the foundation combines her passion for social change and advocacy for disenfranchised groups.

After graduating from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology and a Master of Science in youth development leadership, Alli led youth programming, community outreach, and national fundraising initiatives for The National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, LLC. Alli previously served as the National Program Director for Inmates to Entrepreneurs, working to help individuals with criminal backgrounds overcome present-day barriers by managing entrepreneurial courses and one-day conferences.

As National Program Director and Director of Charlotte Community Relations for the Brian Hamilton Foundation, Alli is responsible for the development and scaling of national program offerings and expanding partnerships in the Charlotte, NC area.

“I didn’t know what an entrepreneur was but the[n] when Mr. Hamilton came to West Wilkes Middle School it changed my perspective on business careers.”

Caleb Huffman Student West Wilkes Middle School

Being a mentor… allows me to empower aspiring entrepreneurs with the business tools that they need to be successful in our society.

Monica Russell Mentor Inmates to Entrepreneurs

We believe that entrepreneurship unlocks the door to economic opportunity in the United States.

Margaret Froneberger Chief Executive Officer Brian Hamilton Foundation

Having your own company is for everyone, not just those born into privilege.

Brian Hamilton Founder Brian Hamilton Foundation