Desmond Barnes

In 2009 Thurgood Marshall College Fund bent down to help me pick up my boots. That year I learned the true concept of servant leadership. TMCF serves it’s members by providing students with access to opportunities and resources that are not readily available to them. Building the capabilities of others around you is at the heart of servant leadership. It is at the heart of everything that TMCF stands for. In today’s world it’s really tough for students, and young professionals to obtain a good job in their field. Thurgood Marshall College Fund has given me the tools necessary to become an effective servant leader, and the access to great opportunities. When I wake up in the morning I know that my purpose is clearly defined in one word. Service. My job is to help people save money so they can live better. Walmart has given me a great opportunity. I couldn’t ask for a better career. “