The United Way of Metropolitan Greater Atlanta’s president doesn’t just control the purse strings for the behemoth nonprofit’s local chapter. He also determines how its more than $100 million in annual revenue gets divvied up among 200 philanthropic organizations in more than a dozen metro-area counties. Little has been a key figure in addressing homelessness issues in Atlanta—including his work on the Regional Commission on Homelessness—since taking the job eight years ago. For his efforts, Little remains among the highest-paid nonprofit officials in the region, earning nearly $450,000 in 2013.
Morehouse man Little cites the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., who attended his alma mater, as a role model. “He’s a reminder of the power that comes from purpose and conviction,” Little says.
This article originally appeared in our October 2015 issue.