Bridging the Gap
On a trip to South Africa, Douglas was impressed by the dedication of local business school students, many of whom walked eight miles to class. He and a classmate started the Bridging the Gap Between a House and a Home Scholarship, which gave $50 to roughly 100 African students.
In 2008 Bridging the Gap recipients took part in a conference at Morehouse, where they explored, among other things, strategies for improving AIDS education efforts in South Africa.
Habitat for Humanity
Douglas worked with Habitat for Humanity to construct three-bedroom homes in Meridian, Mississippi, for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.