Making a Difference Through the Years
This timeline is a reflection of the many years of work by the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. The financial support we were giving to the community was only providing temporary fixes to long-term problems. We needed to make a systemic change, one that would be lasting. That systemic change is the basis of our work currently in transforming public education.
16th Grand Slam for Children, 2011
AAFE raised more than $26.1 million, a record amount, at the 16th Grand Slam for Children benefit concert, in conjunction with our long time partner and presenting sponsor, Longines.
Performers including Michael Bublé, Jimmy Kimmel, Martina McBride, Smokey Robinson and Train, with surprise appearances by Gladys Knight, Signature Group and comedian Jeff Ross.
14th Grand Slam for Children presented by Genworth Financial
The evening raised nearly $8 million and announced a $7.5 million pledge from the Engelstad Family Foundation to kick off the Engelstad Family Sponsor Our Students Campaign. Entertainers included Lionel Richie, Tim McGraw, Dane Cook, Daughtry, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, and many others with the musical direction of David Foster.
AAFE’s state policy initiatives result in the passage of 3 bills: SB 391 allows Agassi Prep to further its mission of serving underserved youth; AB 393 allows employees to enroll their children at Agassi Prep and a seamless transition for children enrolled in an affiliated Pre-K program; and AB 488 gives it additional flexibility to hire “critical need” positions.