The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is a not-for-profit private charity dedicated to providing educational opportunities and resources to an otherwise underserved population.
Andre created the Foundation in 1994 and has been hands-on every step of the way – from envisioning how to make a high quality education available to all - to raising funds to support the foundation’s ambitious efforts over the years.
Since his retirement from professional tennis, he has devoted his energy to expanding the Foundation's reach and impact, in Las Vegas and across the country. In Andre’s own words, "Making a difference in childrens lives is my life's work."
Having sacrificed his own education for success on the court, Andre always felt – in spite of his achievements – that tennis was all he knew. He saw education as the key to opportunity because by giving kids options, education gives them the freedom to shape their future.
Initially, the Foundation focused on a wide range of programs to help kids in need. But this work only provided temporary fixes to long-term problems. We saw a pressing need to improve public education and deliver better outcomes for Nevada students, whose performance is low compared to the rest of the United States, and for kids around the country who have fallen behind the rest of the world. We wanted to bring about systemic changes that would last; that vision drives our work today.
The Foundation is supported by a network of dedicated partners and donors.
For 16 years the Agassi Foundation hosted the Grand Slam for Children event, our largest fundraising effort to date. Due to the enormity of the event and the time commitment to put on such an event the Agassi Foundation retired this event in 2011 and in 2020 transitioned from a public foundation to a private foundation.
The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education is a 501 (c) (3) private charity. Please consult your tax professional for additional information regarding tax deductions.
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