The MAJERUS FAMILY FOUNDATION strives to create opportunities for individuals, from all walks of life, to reach their potential through the cornerstones of athletics, education, medical research and social justice.
The Majerus Family Foundation affirms the vision of our founder, Rick Majerus, that athletics, education, medical research and social justice are important cornerstones in the well-being of a global community. The foundation works to create and expand opportunities for individuals from all walks of life to reach their potential by creating access to one or more of these four areas.
The Majerus Family Foundation supports a wide variety of organizations and events that promote access to the four cornerstones of athletics, education, medical research and social justice.
The story of our foundation is truly the story of our family, and it begins with Ray and Alyce Majerus. Ray and Alyce inspired in their three children – Rick, Jodi and Tracy – a desire to improve the lives of others, a tremendous sense of community and a contagious spirit of charity. In many ways, the Majerus Family Foundation is a reflection of these family values that continue to be handed down from generation to generation.
When Rick had a goal, he gave it his all – and he expected the same from others. He held his players and colleagues to a high standard, because he believed it was the best way to encourage people to reach their highest potential.
Rick’s life was characterized by gratitude and generosity. To Rick, every day was a gift, and a day rarely went by where he didn’t make a positive impact on someone’s life. Whether it was feeding the hungry on Christmas Eve or partnering with charitable organizations, Rick’s giving nature propels his legacy today, through the gifts and efforts of the Majerus Family Foundation.