“To plant seeds, cultivate them and watch them grow” – Dwight Howard
The D12 Foundation, established in 2010 is determined to change the lives of youth in American and International communities one day at a time. The Foundation maintains four pillars when implementing projects: (1) to promote education; (2) to sow seeds of generosity; (3) to champion leadership and inspire dreams; and (4) to inspire hope and recovery in unexpected times.
As one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, twenty-five year-old NBA All-Star Dwight Howard has already built a portfolio of enviable accolades. Dwight is a 5-time NBA All-Star, has been recognized twice as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, All-NBA First Team selection for the third straight season, and the recipient of the NBA Community Assist Award, recognizing athletes for their outstanding community support.
More than a franchise player, Dwight is a loyal and dedicated father, son, brother and teammate who off the court remains focused on supporting and empowering today’s youth with the tools to become successful. In 2011, the 5-time winner of the DeVos Community Enrichment Award established the D12 Foundation that will continue Dwight’s ongoing initiatives and partnerships with charitable organizations around the globe.