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  Shriver, Anthony Kennedy
NameAnthony Kennedy Shriver
, Florida , United States
Born July 20, 1965 (56 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 24, 2014 02:29pm
InfoAnthony Kennedy Shriver is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, which he established in 1989 to realize one-to-one friendships between non-disabled students and people with intellectual disabilities. Recognizing the tremendous volunteer potential of university students, Mr. Shriver first inspired his fellow college peers to personally collaborate in expanding the realm of opportunities that persons with intellectual disabilities experience.

Today, through Mr. Shriver's stewardship and entrepreneurial spirit, Best Buddies has grown into a leading not-for-profit entity with increasing international reach across six continents � creating mutually enriching one-to-one friendships and competitive employment opportunities, respectively, for people with intellectual disabilities.

Best Buddies is comprised of six programmatic divisions, positively impacting over 250,000 participants every year. The organization is active in each of the 50 United States, and operates accredited international programs in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates; with additional country programs in various phases of development. By 2010, Best Buddies will continue to build on its successful volunteer base in all 50 States, further expand its programs to 50 countries and actively engage more than 500,000 annual participants worldwide.

A graduate of Georgetown University, Mr. Shriver has been presented � in recognition of his work on behalf of Best Buddies International � with such honors as the 2004 President's Call to Service Award by the President of the United States' Council on Service & Civic Participation; the 1999 Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service by an Individual 35 Years or Younger; the 1998 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award; and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.


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Father Sargent Shriver 1915-2011
Brother Bobby Shriver 1954-
Sister Maria Shriver 1955-
Brother Mark K. Shriver 1964-
Mother Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver 1921-2009
Grandfather Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. 1888-1969
Uncle John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1917-1963
1st Cousin Caroline Kennedy 1957-
1st Cousin John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. 1960-1999
Aunt Patricia Kennedy Lawford 1924-2006
Uncle Robert Francis Kennedy 1925-1968
1st Cousin Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 1951-
1st Cousin Joseph P. Kennedy II 1952-
1st Cousin Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. 1954-
1st Cousin Kerry Kennedy 1959-
1st Cousin Chris Kennedy 1963-
1st Cousin Max Kennedy 1965-
Aunt Jean Kennedy Smith 1928-2020
Uncle Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy 1932-2009
1st Cousin Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. 1961-
1st Cousin Patrick J. Kennedy 1967-
Grandmother Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy 1890-1995
Great-Grandfather John F. Fitzgerald 1863-1950