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, FounderJeff Assaf, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, ICG AdvisorsTara August, Senior Vice President of Talent Relations, Turner SportsElicia Azali, Chief Revenue Officer, The GeneralIrving Azoff, Chairman, Full Stop ManagementJeanie Buss, Owner and President, Los Angeles LakersDeborah Curtis, Chief Marketing Officer, On Location ExperiencesLester Knispel, President, Boulevard ManagementAndrew Pascal, Chairman and CEO, PlaystudiosMike Parris, Mine-o-Mine Inc.Vivek Ranadive, Co-owner and Chairman, Sacramento KingsDennis Roach, Attorney Perry Rogers, CEO and Founder, PR Partners Corey Salter, COO, Authentic Brands GroupMark Shapiro, President, Endeavor  Jamie Siminoff, CEO and Founder, Ring Colin Smeeton, President, ABG West at Authentic Brands GroupJeff Smith, Managing Member, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Starboard Value LP Dana White, President, Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipElaine 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. 
About The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation
The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation creates pathways for underserved youth, helping them achieve their full potential. Established in 2019 by the NBA Hall of Famer, television sports analyst and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal, the Foundation works to instill hope and bring about change in communities, collectively shaping a brighter future for our children. While primarily partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of America and Communities in Schools, the Foundation will simultaneously support Shaquille’s other charitable endeavors, such as his annual Shaq-a-Claus holiday event and initiatives alongside his corporate partners. For more information, visit
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Source: The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation