Passing on hope and resources for the
development, strength, and education of children

Founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, Forever Young Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on passing on hope and resources for the development, strength, and education of children. The Foundation serves children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to them. Forever Young Foundation primarily focuses our efforts in the United States and Africa.

Our development projects include Forever Young Zones and 8 to 80 Zones, which provide technology and multimedia labs for those living in underserved communities as well as state-of-the-art interactive play areas in children’s hospitals. Sophie’s Place, provides dedicated music therapy facilities in children’s hospitals. These special spaces care for young people suffering from pain, chronic illness, and serious injury. Our international initiatives include the building and expansion of schools in Africa, as well as enhancing health, educational, and athletic opportunities for African youth. We also devote significant time and resources supporting other remarkable nonprofits through our Nonprofit Institute and grant making.

Steve Young and Barb Young

Founder and Co-Chairs of the Board

Steve and Barb Young - Forever Young Foundation

Steve Young – About Our Founder

Steve Young’s fifteen-year career in the NFL was marked by a consistent standard of excellence that came from his own drive for self-improvement, to be a little bit better every day than the day before. Always someone to help his fellow man and to celebrate those who did the same, he brought that same ethic to his charitable giving, eventually resulting in the creation of the Forever Young Foundation, which he co-chairs with his wife Barb.

Board of Trustees

Junior Bryant - Forever Young Foundation

Edward Bryant, Jr.

Executive Director, HGGC
Santa Monica, California

Gayla Compton - Forever Young Foundation

Gayla Compton

Managing Director
Maverick Foundation
Saratoga, California

Rich Lawson - Forever Young Foundation

Rich Lawson

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of HGGC
Palo Alto, California

Bob Gay - Forever Young Foundation

Robert Gay

Hunstman Gay Global Capital
Salt Lake City, Utah

All members of the Board of Trustees have full voting privileges.

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