WHO WE ARE
The Maynard 4 Foundation
The Maynard 4 Foundation is like no other in every aspect. We’re standing at a precipice preparing to take a leap of faith and venture out on this new endeavor. We are trusting our current and future partners to help realize our vision of creating a holistic approach to ensure that we are at our strongest as a nation. And with all of us working together, we aim to bring creative change to all integral facets of our society from matters involving our youth, to our educational institutions, to the offices of corporate America. Our innovative programs and initiatives offer remedies for injustice as we focus on the entire evolution of the healing process and not just a singularity.
Founder, Suntrease Williams-Maynard comes from humble beginnings; however, she has been able to break down obstacles and create a pathway to success. She puts tireless energy into everything she loves, including her family, who is integral in all of her success.
“My Grandmother, Pattie Ann Jackson – the wisest person I’ve ever known – would often remind me that to whom much is given, much is required. Like many, I’ve weathered my share of storms, however, it was those tribulations and my faith in God, that not only made me a stronger person…they birthed my passion and ignited my Christian responsibility to extend myself and tirelessly work to address the issues of today, and to ultimately be the servant that God created me to be.”
Suntrease Williams-Maynard, a native of Farmville, Virginia, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Shaw University, a Master of Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Suntrease started her career as an Assistant United States Attorney joining the U.S. Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program. After nearly a decade with the Department of Justice, she served as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to spearheading this foundation, she now serves as Special Counsel with Adams and Reese LLP. Because of her passion for educating our youth and being a servant leader, she also serves as an Adjunct Professor and a Judge Advocate General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, where she carries the rank of Captain.
Suntrease is active in a number of professional, legal, and civic organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Links, Incorporated, Rotary International and Junior League to name a few. Most importantly, she is a proud member of her church, where she is involved in the marriage ministry.
Suntrease favorite pastime is spending time with her family, who share in the realization of her vision. In their time together, it is all about the beach, water sports, board games, and special trips to the spa with Destiny.
Stephen Maynard II is a native of Mount Rainier, Maryland – a town that borders our nation’s capital. In his youth, his parents instilled the values of family, empathy, and persistence. These values remained with him as an adult and evolved into a need to serve.
Feeling a calling to serve the community in a real and meaningful way, Stephen joined the ranks of public service, and later commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve.
Stephen is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys long runs down scenic tree-lined roads. He also enjoys spending quality time with his family.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University and a Master of Public Administration from Clemson University…Go Tigers! He is active in his local church, where he serves in the marriage ministry. He is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated, Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons, and The Strikers Club, Incorporated.
Dareon Maynard is now a seventh-grader. He enjoys chess, digital coding, and playing the viola. Due to his love for STEM, he aspires to become an engineer. Dareon is also deeply involved in the youth department and serves as an usher at the church attended by his family.
His love for chess encouraged him to create the first chess club for his elementary school, where he served as its first president. He currently holds the rank as the top player in the elementary school division in two counties. He is also active in his local Boy Scouts Troop and his local chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
During the few gaps in his schedule, Dareon enjoys spending time with his family. While board games other than chess may not be his “go-to” choice for leisure, he always reserves time for Monopoly and The Game of Life with his mother, father (who always wins), and little sister. He also enjoys programming and coding his own video games.
Destiny Maynard is now a second-grader. She enjoys art, music, and horseback riding. Due to her unwavering love for animals, she aspires to become a veterinarian. Destiny is deeply involved in the youth department at church. Also, her love for music has encouraged her to practice the piano, and her love of the arts inspired her to be a student of ballet, tap, and jazz. Destiny is also active in her local Girl Scouts troop and the local chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.
Despite her exciting lifestyle, Destiny still finds time to pencil her family into her busy schedule. During those times, she partakes in some of her favorite indulgences, such as enjoying movies, playing board games, going to the beach, boating, and caring for her elderly Yorkshire Terrier, Tinker-belle.