Dr. Tiffany M. Gethers
Co-Founder, President and CEO
Dr. Tiffany M. Gethers is co-founder, President and CEO of The 2Gethers Foundation, an Illinois nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering first-generation students to attain a college degree and equips them with the necessary tools, resources, and opportunities to achieve academic and life excellence; through transformative programs, services, and mentorship. Reflections from her own personal experience as a first-generation student, Dr. Gethers is passionate and devoted to improving access to higher education, student success, and retention rates particularly among at-risk student populations. She has served in various administrative leadership capacities in post-secondary institutions for more than 15 years.
Dr. Gethers earned a Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Governors State University in 2016 where she concentrated in Higher Education Administration. Her research focuses on retention and persistence issues among first-year, first-generation college students. Dr. Gethers earned a Master’s of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Public Relations from Roosevelt University. She is a Chicago native and an alumnae of Chicago Public Schools.
David A. Gethers
Co-Founder and Vice President of Community Partnerships
David A. Gethers is co-founder and Vice President of Community Partnerships of The 2Gethers Foundation. Mr. Gethers develops strategic community partnerships and networks that increases the reach and impact of the 2Gethers Foundation’s mission to empower first-generation students to attain a college degree. Mr. Gethers is a sought after mentor of youth and future leaders. Driven by his authentic love for people and passion for service, he is dedicated to providing guidance on decision-making, life preparation, and sharing his personal story of life transformation to develop and inspire others. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corp., he actively assists fellow veterans overcome specific barriers to ease their transition. This passion drives him to also direct the 2Gethers Foundation’s student veteran programs.
Mr. Gethers earned a Bachelor of Arts from Governors State University in Interdisciplinary Studies. He is currently attending Olivet Nazarene University earning a Master’s of Divinity. He resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with his family.