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    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

  • a man in yellow high fiving everyone  as he is running by

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

  • a lade in blue is celebrating while other look on and cheer

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

  •  a little girl running though a opstical course while a man in yellow is cheering her on

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

  • three ladies with head scarves listing

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

  • a woman in orange teaching a little girl to paint

    Your Gifts Make a Difference

    Working together, we align your philanthropic goals with the needs of the Special Olympics Movement.

Strategic Gifts

Special Olympics is honored to work with committed individuals, families, foundations and institutions who are passionate about the impact their philanthropic investments can make.

Together, We Change the World

Special Olympics understands that to truly be inclusive, we must work together to empower people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of their lives beyond the playing field. Significant gifts from key individuals and foundations have been critical to the success of some of our most important accomplishments, including our groundbreaking work in athlete leadership, health, cross-cultural research, education and family support. We remain grateful to these key individuals and institutions who are driving our mission forward through their exceptional commitments.

Let's Talk

To learn more about how your gift can make a significant impact on the lives of athletes and their families, please contact Katie Whitlow, Vice President of Strategic Gifts, at kwhitlow@specialolympics.org.

A Society of Committed Individuals

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Special Olympics is proud to acknowledge individuals who have made an exceptional commitment to our work. The Shriver Society is a select group of donors named in honor of our visionary founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her husband, Sargent. See who's already a member of the Shriver Society  

Membership in the Shriver Society is for one year and features a variety of benefits including dedicated staff support at Special Olympics, enhanced e-communications, periodic donor-only Town Hall briefings, invitations to exclusive events, inclusion in our Annual Report and recognition on the Donor Wall display at Special Olympics headquarters in Washington, DC. 

Shriver Society membership begins at $10,000 USD donated within one calendar year.

For more information about The Shriver Society, please contact Joe Hergert, Strategic Gifts Manager, at +1 202-824-0330 or via email at jhergert@specialolympics.org.