Anthony Shriver

Anthony Shriver

44 minutes

Episode #18 Featuring Anthony K. Shriver

Anthony Kennedy Shriver is the CEO of Best Buddies International, a non-profit he started to foster one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

About Anthony K. Shriver

Anthony Kennedy Shriver is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Best Buddies International, a non-profit he started in 1989.

Recognizing the tremendous volunteer potential of university students, Shriver first inspired his college peers to personally collaborate in expanding the realm of opportunities that people with IDD should experience.

Today, through Shriver’s stewardship and entrepreneurial spirit, Best Buddies® has grown into a leading nonprofit entity with increasing international reach across six continents, establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with IDD. Best Buddies is comprised of nine programs that positively impact more than 1.3 million individuals with and without disabilities worldwide.

The organization is active in each of the 50 states and operates accredited international programs in 56 countries and territories.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Shriver has been recognized for his work on behalf of Best Buddies with diverse international accolades and honorary degrees. He is the father of five beautiful children and resides in Miami Beach, Florida.

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In their core, most people want to be part of something bigger. A culture of acceptance is key. We’re trying to develop something unique, different and new—people want to be involved in that cultural experience.