Angelo Adams was the leader of more than 100 soldiers in Iraq. A former Army captain, a West Point graduate and a three-sport letter-winner in high school—Angelo is a fierce competitor. Today, he is in his second year at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. "I'm willing to sacrifice whatever it takes in order to be the biggest giver on Oprah's Big Give ," he says.
Giving Back Moment: Finding a way to help underprivileged youth by providing a free ACT class for students applying to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following 9/11 and its aftermath, the number of underrepresented minorities applying to West Point spiraled in a negative direction. I realized that the only way to reverse the negative trajectory of minority enrollment was to increase the pool of qualified candidates. I worked with Bell Curves to provide customized test prep solutions to the West Point applicants in an effort to help them overcome the test barriers. But the greatest gift will be seeing those students walk across the stage at graduation to get commissioned into the U.S. Army!
Food: Philly Cheese Steak
Movie: Shawshank Redemption
Type of Music/Artist: : Hip-hop/R&B, Jay-Z
Dessert: Sweet Potato Pie
Time of Day: Lunch with my wife
Indulgence: Eating candy
Vacation: Disney Cruise
Memory: Becoming the first person from my high school (Scotland School for Veterans' Children) to graduate from West Point
Snack: Swedish Fish
Weekend Activity: Tailgating at University of Michigan football games