Now more than ever, we call on you join us in the fight for justice by supporting the Shriver Center's work to improve lives and opportunities. Watch our video.

The Shriver Challenge:

Five years ago, the Shriver Center embarked on an ambitious fundraising effort with the launch of The Shriver Challenge: A Campaign for Justice, Equity, and Opportunity. With a lead gift of $1 million, Sargent and Eunice Shriver's five children challenged us to raise a total of $3 million. Watch our video.

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$1M Lead gift from the Shriver family

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$3M Challenge goal


Future growth

We are thrilled to announce that we have successfully reached our $3 million goal. Campaign donors recognize the critical role the Shriver Center plays through its expertise in the law, deep local and national knowledge, and commitment to building coalitions. Funds raised through the Shriver Challenge will position the Shriver Center for long-term growth and stability.

We are deeply grateful to the Shriver family, the Shriver Challenge co-chairs, our campaign cabinet, and donors to the Shriver Challenge. Poverty is an issue that affects us all. Donors to the Shriver Challenge have made an investment in preserving and building quality of life for millions of people living in poverty and carry forward Sargent Shriver’s legacy.

Tim Shriver

Washington, D.C.


Amanda Sonneborn



William A. Lowry



Debbie Chizewer


Board Chair