About the Foundation

The Divine Authority Foundation (DAF) was created in 2010. The foundation became a 501(c)3 in 2012.

Divine Authority Foundation provides resources, events, programs, and outlets for single mothers and children raised by single mothers.



Mission Statement

To serve as a resource for low-income single mothers in order to assist them in providing for their children. To educate and raise awareness about the issues experienced by single-family homes. To foster healthy relationships between mothers, their children, and their communities.


Executive Director, Gerald Carter, Jr. 

Gerald Carter HeadshotGerald R. Carter, Jr. established The Divine Authority Foundation in 2010. Raised by a single mother, Carter envisioned an organization that would assist single mothers with the resources needed to help raise their children. Gerald also believed in creating an organization that would focus on the sons of single mothers, providing young boys with mentors, role models, resources and knowledge for success.

In addition to overseeing the foundation and its annual programs, Carter currently serves as a cyber security engineer for Georgia Transmission. In this role, Gerald helps to prevent cyber attacks on the company’s utility systems. Gerald also produces music for songwriters and the film industry as a music producer. Carter has previously worked in various industries including television and bookkeeping/tax.

Carter graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Georgia.

Gerald resides in Atlanta, Ga. During his free time Carter enjoys trying out new cuisines and participating in outdoor activities.

Advisory Committee 

Gerald Carter, Jr. 

Executive Director 

Divine Authority Foundation

Nicole Carter

Chief Creative Officer

Creative Flame Media 

Fred Wright

Chief Operating Officer (retired)

American Red Cross, Metro-Atlanta

Althea Lawton-Thompson 

Founder, Owner

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