Vicki Mayo (second from left) alongside her husband, Simer Mayo, the co-founders of the Mayo Family Foundation, stand with many of the young women rescued from Afghanistan in 2021. The Mayo Family Foundation continues to provide case management support for the refugees as part of a long-term mission to ensure the girls thrive in their new chapter in the United States.
An award-winning and nationally-recognized entrepreneur, Vicki is also a passionate philanthropist. She commits significant time to The Mayo Family Foundation, the family foundation she co-founded with her husband Simer Mayo, to focus on food insecurity issues; supporting at-risk children in the US; supporting international refugees; and providing access to robust healthcare across the globe.
Most recently, The Mayo Family Foundation led efforts to rescue and evacuate 147 young Afghan women from the grips of the Taliban, and assist in the students’ relocation and case management as refugees in Arizona. We invite you to learn more about the girls’ personal stories and journeys to a new world @AfghanGirlsNextChapter.
Mayo has over 15 years of experience in various roles in child welfare, including supporting the efforts of the Court Appointed Special Advocate program (CASA) as well as creating a camp for foster siblings and Co-founding the Keys to Success Program which focuses on foster youth aging out of the system. Vicki became inspired to become involved in the programs after adopting two abandoned teenage boys at the age of 20, while earning her BA degree in Political Science and Hospitality Administration at Northern Arizona University.
Entrepreneur, technology innovator, philanthropist, child welfare advocate, wife, mother. Vicki Mayo is on a mission to make a positive social impact and meaningful difference in the lives of her family, employees and community members. Raised from humble beginnings, Mayo is the daughter of parents who immigrated to the U.S. from India. Mayo grew up in Sedona, AZ, and now resides in Paradise Valley with her husband and their two children.