Creating a nation unified through sports committed to racial equity and social justice.
We are a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.
Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.
Explore this map to see where we are and who we've worked with to improve race relations in our country. Want to bring RISE to your community?Take Action Now
After RISE Programming
say they learned something they can start using today
of students say they want to deepen their knowledge of race and diversity issues
of students feel equipped to have difficult conversations about race and diversity.
would intervene to stop racial discrimination.
Chief of Staff
Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Development
Andrew Mac Intosh, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Director, Program Operations
Executive Assistant/Operations Manager
Ed Jones II
Sr. Director, Programs
Sr. Director, Empowerment
Sr. Director, Partnerships
Sr. Director, Curriculum and Programs
RISE was founded in 2015 to harness the unifying power of sport to end racism and champion social justice.
With a coalition of major U.S. sports leagues and media outlets, athletes, educators and social justice experts, RISE engages the sports community to advance values of respect, understanding, tolerance and equality. RISE has since grown exponentially, with programming in more than 40 states, educating more than five million people and empowering nearly 500 partners across all sports. RISE's vision is bold: To create a nation unified through sports committed to racial equity and social justice.
Board of Directors
Co-Chair; Chairman, NBC Sports
TROY VINCENT, SR.
Co-Chair; Executive Vice President, Football Operations, NFL
Secretary of State, Michigan
Kim Davis (Designee)
CEO, SpringHill Entertainment
GEORGE CASEY, JR
U.S. Army (Retired), General
Executive Vice President, Turner Sports Ad Sales
JoAnn Neale (Designee)
Fox Sports Network Group, EVP
STACY TESSLER LINDAU, MD
University of Chicago, Professor of Ob/Gyn and Medicine
VP of Corporate Citizenship, ESPN
Chairman, CBS Sports
CEO and Executive Director, USTA
Brandon Thompson (Designee)
Former NFL Executive
NACDA Past President and Georgetown University Director of Athletics
CEO, USA Track & Field
CEO, Relevant Sports Group
Renee Washington (Designee)
Kathy Behrens (Designee)
PGA of America, CEO
Sandy Cross (Designee)
Board Emeritus, RISE; Former Commissioner, NFL; Senior of Counsel, Covington & Burling
STEPHEN M. ROSS
Board Emeritus and Founder, RISE; Chairman of the Board and Managing General Partner, Miami Dolphins
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