The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation is pleased to announce their distinguished list of Board of Directors, featuring leaders and entrepreneurs across entertainment, sports and business.
Founded by O’Neal in 2019, The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s mission is to create pathways for underserved youth by providing resources and opportunities for children in need.
“I established The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation to focus my philanthropic efforts on impacting kids who need help the most,” said O’Neal. “This has always been a passion of mine and I want to use my reach within the business community to bring people together. The board members who have joined the Foundation share a common goal to make a difference in the lives of underserved children.”
The list of Board members and their affiliations are as follows:
Shaquille O'Neal, Founder
Jeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, ICG Advisors
Tara August, Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, Turner Sports
Elicia Azali, Chief Revenue Officer, The General
Irving Azoff, Chairman, Full Stop Management
Jeanie Buss, Owner and President, Los Angeles Lakers
Deborah Curtis, Chief Marketing Officer, On Location Experiences
Lester Knispel, President, Boulevard Management
Andrew Pascal, Chairman and CEO, Playstudios
Mike Parris, Mine-o-Mine Inc.
Vivek Ranadive, Co-owner and Chairman, Sacramento Kings
Dennis Roach, Attorney
Perry Rogers, CEO and Founder, PR Partners
Corey Salter, COO, Authentic Brands Group
Mark Shapiro, President, Endeavor
Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Founder, Ring
Colin Smeeton, President, ABG West at Authentic Brands Group
Jeff Smith, Managing Member, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Starboard Value LP
Dana White, President, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Elaine Wynn, Trustee, Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation
With a focus on Las Vegas and Atlanta, the role of The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation’s Board of Directors is to advance the mission and vision of the organization towards a sustainable future, while maintaining proper oversight and governance. Each member volunteers their time in service to the Board.
To fulfill its mission, The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation is partnered with two organizations close to Shaquille’s heart and with whom he has been involved with for some time – Boys & Girls Clubs and Communities in Schools. Shaquille is a spokesperson and an alumnus of Boys & Girls Club and he is a member of Communities in Schools’ National Board of Directors. The Foundation also supports O’Neal’s other charitable endeavors such as his annual Shaq-a-Claus holiday event, back-to-school giveaways and more.