Our Mission

Is to make work-ready individuals who are socially conscious, culturally aware, and equipped with the technology and business skills to help them excel throughout their careers

McGee Turner Family

Who We Are

The McGee Turner Family Foundation was established as an Illinois not-for-profit organization and is recognized as a tax-exempt 501c3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Led by Ellen Rozelle Turner, the foundation was founded as a solution to the overwhelming charitable requests to her firm’s corporate giving and the recent outcry for racial justice and equity. We are also founded on servant leadership, cultural diversity, inclusion, and opportunity awareness ideals.

The goal is to help youth and adults, primarily minorities, gain exposure to viable work experience in the technology consulting sector and achieve their potential as positive contributors to their families, communities, and the world. The organization will engage in several program activities and priorities expected to benefit program participants and enhance learning and conditions.

Who We Serve

The disenfranchised communities of the Chicagoland area have been overlooked for decades. For generations, gifted minds have been deprived of the opportunity to grow into their full potential. This foundation was created to provide not only jobs to the underserved, but a mindset of hope and confidence that is crucial for developing minds. We serve the youth of these communities to not only provide them the means of uplifting themselves financially, but also mentally and spiritually.

Our Founders

Ellen Turner
Ellen Turner
Ellen Rozelle Turner is the Founder, President and CEO of The William Everett Group and Mind Your Manners, Limited. Ms. Turner has over 20 years of experience in executive management, sales, marketing and is a subject matter expert in state and local government.

Mrs. Turner was formerly served for six years as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member for Circle Urban Ministries a not-for-profit located in Chicago’s Austin community. She was formerly on the board of directors of the Loretto Hospital, Harrington College of Design, DuSable Museum Women’s Board and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago. She is a former CPS Local School Council Chair and PTA President. 

She is currently the corporate advisor the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and a member of the Executives Club of Chicago Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce. In 2020 she confirmed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to the City of Chicago’s Affirmative Action Advisory Board and serves on the Chicago City Council Subcommittee for Economic, Capital and Technology and the Illinois State Treasurer’s African American Women’s Board.

Carlton R. McGee, Jr.
Carlton R. McGee, Jr.
Carlton R. McGee, Jr. serves as Vice President and Practice Director of Enablement Services of The William Everett Group. Mr. McGee serves as the engagement manager for all customer service, call center and staffing services for the firm. He also is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the firm, including procurement, technology and administration.

Prior to TWEG, Mr. McGee worked in investment banking at the Toussaint Capital Partners and served as a consultant with the Unisys Corporation and Shah Engineering. Mr. McGee is a graduate of Morehouse College with a bachelor of science degree in Physics. He also holds a business analyst certification from DePaul University.

Blair McGee
Blair McGee
Blair C. McGee serves as the Vice President of Operations for The William Everett Group. Ms. McGee is responsible for the financial, benefits and insurance services for the firm.

Prior to joining TWEG, Blair served as a personal banker with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. She was a Financial Services representative for Country Insurance and MetLife. She is also an independent Financial Services Broker for J.K. Insurance Agency. Ms. McGee is a licensed financial advisor and holds a broker’s license in Life, Property, Casualty and Health Insurance. Ms. McGee holds a bachelor of arts degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in Chicago.


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Charitable Donations and Grants