Eight-time Grand Slam winner and Olympic gold medalist Andre Agassi has been called the most charitable athlete of his generation.
Since retiring from his distinguished career in professional tennis, Agassi has spent 15 years working to improve educational opportunities in disadvantaged neighborhoods of his native Las Vegas. He created the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education in 1994 and opened the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, a K-12 public charter school, in 2001.
We awarded the 2010 Koret Prize to Andre Agassi in recognition of his demonstrated commitment to creating educational opportunity for underserved youth, and for the inspiration he provides to his fellow sports celebrities to give generously to their communities. He is a founding member of Athletes for Hope, a non-profit organization of highly philanthropic professional athletes who are as dedicated to achieving excellence through their charitable work as they are to their sports.