Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

Charitable Funds Established by Athletes and Celebrities

Baltimore Community Foundation
Pam Shriver, former pro tennis player
Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens safety
Adalius Thomas, Baltimore Ravens defensive end
The Eddie Murray Fund
Kyle Boller, Baltimore Ravens quarterback
Mark Clayton, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
Ed Reed, Baltimore Ravens defensive back
Adalius Thomas, Baltimore Ravens defensive end
Daniel Wilcox, Baltimore Ravens tight end
Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
Ruben Studdard Foundation for the Advancement of Children in the Music Arts, set up by the American Idol 2 winner
The Boston Foundation
Red Auerbach Youth Foundation Fund was established in 1983 by the legendary Celtics coach for athletic and recreational programs for Greater Boston youth
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Dominik Hasek, former Buffalo Sabres star, endowed a donor-advised fund and an operating program fund for “Hasek’s Heroes,” a hockey program for disadvantaged youth
Ruben Brown, guard for the Buffalo Bills
Brian Moorman, punter for the Buffalo Bills
Coy Wire, safety for the Buffalo Bills
Foundation for the Carolinas (Charlotte)
Earnhardt Family Fund was established before the death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Community Foundation
Dave Matthews Band Bama Works Fund
Katie Couric, NBC-TV commentator, established the Emily Couric Leadership Scholarship in memory of her late sister, a former Virginia state senator
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Baseball great Johnny Bench established a scholarship fund
Reggie Williams Fund, established by the former Cincinnati Bengal
Reggie Sanders Charitable Fund, established by the former Cincinnati Reds’ right fielder
Central Carolina Community Foundation (Columbia, SC)
Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation Fund
Columbus Community Foundation (Ohio)
Archie Griffin of The Ohio State University (only two-time Heisman winner) established a fund. He also is on the foundation’s board.
The Denver Foundation
The Jake Plummer Foundation (Bronco quarterback)
The Dan Graham Fund (former University of Colorado star, currently New England Patriots tight end)
The Romanowski Fund (Bill Romanowski, former Bronco, currently Oakland Raiders linebacker)
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (Detroit, MI)
Willie Horton Scholarship Fund, $5 million fund established by former Detroit Tigers left-fielder to provide annual scholarships to graduates of his alma mater, Northwestern High School
Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation (Findlay, OH)
John Kidd, former Miami Dolphins kicker, has a fund
Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (Hernando, MS)
Parsons’ Pledge (donor-advised fund established by Don Parsons of Memphis RiverKings hockey team when his daughter was born deaf. He established the fund when his daughter was born deaf, and he wanted to help the Oral School for the Deaf. He has expanded to help the Lymphoma Society and Palmer Home for Children. His contributions helped to make him minor league hockey’s Man of the Year in 2003.
Orange County Community Foundation (Irvine, CA)
Juergen Klinsmann (German World Cup soccer star and present coach of German national team)
  Serena Brooke (Professional surfer)
Kalamazoo Community Foundation
New York Yankee Derek Jeter established a scholarship fund through his Turn 2 Foundation
Duane Young, who played for the San Diego Chargers and was a Michigan State U. star, has a scholarship fund.
Adirondack Community Trust (Lake Placid)
The ACT is home to the Ironman Community Fund and handles the charitable giving for all five U.S. based Ironman races, excluding Hawaii.
Blue Grass Community Foundation (Lexington, KY)
John Michael Montgomery, a country music star, established a donor advised fund with the proceeds of a concert
California Community Foundation (Los Angeles)
Pianist George Winston established the Dancing Cat Humanitarian Relief Fund using royalties from his “Remembrance” album to help victims of 9/11, plus others in need through donations to food banks, family assistance programs and emergency disaster relief
Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Fund
Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders
Buck Henry Charitable Fund
Noah S. Wyle Foundation
Tom Green’s Nuts Fund
Dade Community Foundation (Miami)
Alonzo Mourning, center for the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, retired with kidney disease
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Fund
Woody Herman – Sister Fabian Scholarship Fund
Community Foundation of South Alabama (Mobile)
Hank Aaron Fund
Kenny King Charity Fund (former University of Alabama football player, currently Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle)
Nevada Community Foundation (Las Vegas)
Steven Jackson, running back for the St. Louis Rams, established a donor-advised fund
New York Community Trust
Alan Houston Charitable Fund, by the New York Knicks’ guard
The Philadelphia Foundation
Theo Ratliff, 76er, established a donor-advised fund to help disadvantaged youth on the day before he was traded to Atlanta
Alvin Williams, Jr., Toronto Raptors guard, established a charitable gift annuity and designated his parents as beneficiaries. Williams played college basketball at Villanova. The endowment will benefit the Green Tree School in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia.
Eugene & Margaret Ormandy Fund was established through the estate of the widow of the legendary Philadelphia Orchestra conductor. The field-of- interest fund supports cultural and educational institutions in the Philadelphia area.
A memorial fund was established by the family of the late Grover Washington, Jr., legendary “smooth jazz” player. The donor-advised fund supports music education.
A memorial fund was established by a teacher to honor his teenaged hero, Otis Redding. The scholarship fund benefits African American students at the teacher’s high school.
Athletes Giving Back Fund -- a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley established this fund for three of his NFL clients. The fund exists, however they have not yet made any contributions to it. The plan is for more athletes to come on board. The initial three participants are Thomas Barndt (retired from New York Jets), Jay Williams (Miami Dolphins defensive end), and James Allen (Houston Texans running back).
The Fund for Children was established by the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2003. In exchange for getting two new stadia, each team will contribute $1,000,000 per year for the next 30 years to benefit children’s programs in the City of Philadelphia.
M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, Inc. Scholarship Fund was established by the film director to aid and inspire exceptional students who have humanitarian values, a positive attitude, and who want to help the world at large and intend to serve humanity. Proceeds from his most recent movie, The Village (shot on location in the Philadelphia suburbs), provided the establishing gift for the fund.
The Marley Fund, named for the dog portrayed in the best-selling book Marley & Me, was established by author John Grogan for general charitable purposes.
Arizona Community Foundation (Phoenix)
David Boston Foundation for Kids
Garagiola Family Foundation
Darlene & Darrin Jackson Charitable Endowment
Lassiter T-A-C-K-L-E Foundation
Cindy McCain Charitable Fund
John and Cindy McCain Charitable Fund
MVP Foundation
Sandra Day O’Connor Charitable Fund
Simeon J. Rice Charitable Fund
Walter Davis Drug Education/Rehabilitation Fund
Larry Hellestrae Memorial Scholarship Fund
Rochester Area Community Foundation (Rochester, NY)
Darryl Talley Foundation Fund, a permanent advised fund created with the proceeds of a fundraiser to support the scholastic and athletic achievements of children and teenagers, with an emphasis on disadvantaged and minority youth. Talley is a retired NFL linebacker who played 1983-1996 with the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons.
San Diego Foundation
Football star and broadcaster Aaron Taylor
Padres Foundation for Children, the philanthropic arm of the San Diego Padres baseball team, exists at the foundation as a set of funds
Community Foundation Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA)
Olympic gold medalist and beach volleyball sensation Kerri Walsh established the Chase the Stars foundation (a donor-advised fund) to support the notion that every child should have the opportunity to follow their dream – chase the stars. The fund supports the well-being, health and quality of children’s lives.
Community Foundation Sonoma County (Santa Rosa, CA)
Charles M. & Jean Schulz Fund – donor-advised
Community Foundation for the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.)
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries
Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties (West Palm Beach, FL)
Nick Price
Delaware Community Foundation (Wilmington, DE)
Tubby Raymond Foundation Fund, honors the former coach of the University of Delaware Blue Hens football team.
Fairfield County Community Foundation (Wilton, CT)
The Paul Newman Fund;
The Joanne Woodward Fund;
The Back to You Fund, established by Grammy-award winning musician, John Mayer;
The Marian Anderson Fund, established by many famous musicians in memory of American contralto, Marian Anderson.
Leroy Vaughn Scholarship Fund, established to honor father of Mo Vaughn of the Boston Red Sox.
The Winston-Salem Foundation
Michael & Buffy Waltrip Charitable Fund, established by the NASCAR driver
CP3 Foundation, established by NBA 2006 Rookie of the Year Chris Paul (who learned about the community foundation as a youth when his basketball team received a grant)