Founder, Alonzo Mourning Charities
During his 15-year NBA career, Mourning was a seven-time all-star, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, championship winner, and Olympic gold medalist. But his legacy as a philanthropist is even more impressive. As founder of Alonzo Mourning Charities, he has raised more than $7 million for programs that aid children and their families, established a thriving youth enrichment center, and been at the forefront of the fight against focal glomerulosclerosis. Mourning is also an advocate for foster care programs that assist abused, abandoned, and neglected children.