CO-FOUNDER CHARLES HALEY – As a five-time NFL Superbowl Champion, Charles Haley, a native of Virginia, uses his platform to motivate children to achieve academic excellence. In his early life, Charles did not see the value in education, so as a student, he, too, struggled with reading. However, with motivation from his high school football coaches, Charles improved his academic performance and went off to attend James Madison University. While sports are a great outlet for children, he believes the real key to success is education.
“Education is so much power, but you have to unlock it, and the only way to unlock it is through reading and math.” – Charles Haley
CO-FOUNDER BOB BOWIE – When asked why he co-founded Tackle Tomorrow, Bob gives a simple answer, “I don’t think we have a choice.” Bob is retired and has generously donated his time to various community organizations in Dallas for many years. He has been on the board of directors for the Jubilee Center, the Salvation Army’s Cedar Crest Community Center, and the Town North YMCA. He and Charles share a passion for educating children.
“If there’s no education, our future gets worse and worse,” he says. “That’s why we have to tackle tomorrow, today.” – Bob Bowie
Director of School and Community Affairs
Director of Reading Coaches
Reading Coach of Whitney M. Young Elementary
Ruth Page Smith
Reading Coach of Clinton P. Russell Elementary
Reading Coach of H.I. Holland Elementary
Ladelle Rose Smith
Reading Coach of R.L. Thornton Elementary
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Founder, Managing Partner, Colt Ventures
AVP Corporate Real Estate, AT&T
David Downer, CLU, ChFC,
Senior Director, Client Management, Willis Towers Watson
Chairman, CEO, Fischer Company
Lead Analyst, Asset Protection, AT&T
Vice President of U.S. Sales, Paradise Spirits, Ltd.
Senior Managing Director, Jones Lang Lasalle
Executive Managing Director, Jones Lang Lasalle
Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
Owner, Founder, Riddell Plumbing, Inc.
Vice President, Haggar Clothing Co.
CEO, Software Built By Design
Sr. Vice President, Wine-Texas, Republic National Distributing Co.