“I started a foundation to help people. Through the Austin Ekeler Foundation, I seek to help those that may find themselves in situations similar to mine growing up. I recognize that there are hardworking individuals with natural talents and an undeniable passion to better themselves, but may have limited financial resources, educational opportunities, exposure, or networking capabilities. My goal is to provide opportunities to those in need by bringing reusable resources to communities across the nation that can be utilized by a large number of people for many years to come. I will help people push for their passions in life and provide opportunities to turn those passions into a career when at times that can seem nearly impossible. That is the mission of the Austin Ekeler Foundation: to help create opportunities for people to fulfill their passions and ultimately their lives.” – Austin Ekeler