Christopher Mulliens, a native of Jacksonville, Florida is the founder of the Freddie Mae Foundation. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where he obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science. He is continuing his pursuit of education at Webster University where he is working on a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Christopher’s educational background developed his enterprising spirit as he founded and is the Executive Director of Freddie Mae Foundation Inc., a solution focused 501(c)(3) entity that confronts homelessness, hunger, drug, alcohol rehabilitation amongst men and mentoring the youth in the community.
Growing up in a single parent home with his mother and two siblings in the “murder capital” of Florida for much of his childhood, Christopher Mulliens witnessed firsthand the devastating effects that high unemployment rates, low pay, and low high school graduation rates can have on a community. Mr. Mulliens was blessed to have my grandmother, Freddie Mae, who showered him with love and was determined to keep him on the path to success. She taught him the principles of hard work, determination, and community service. Not only was she committed to his success, but the success of everyone she met. Freddie Mae was not a wealthy woman, but she was known to give food off her table and the clothes off her back. This demonstrates why the foundation was developed and named after such a phenomenal woman.
Christopher positioned himself in areas of life that would expose him to greater opportunities and greater rewards. Mentorship and community outreach has always been a high priority in Christopher Mulliens’ life. He first started mentoring while he was sophomore at Florida A&M University. Although his loving mother and grandmother taught him about the joys of community service, Mr. Mulliens dove head first to serving the community while on his first tour in Germany in the US Army by helping to raise over 240 lbs of clothes as well as school supplies to the local German orphanage.
Mr. Mulliens is a veteran of the United States Army. He is also apart of serval organizations within his community such as the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Greater Augusta Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Michael R. Moore Lodge #764.