She’s been ranked #1 in women’s singles tennis six times, is the sport’s only woman to earn over $40 million in prize winnings, and has four Olympic gold medals. On the tennis court, Serena Williams is a bad-ass, but off the court, her heart is bigger than Wimbledon.
Long known for her charity work with UNICEF, for which she is a Goodwill Ambassador, Serena has helped found a new charity called Driving Force Giving Circle which celebrated its inaugural event with a karaoke kickoff fundraiser last night in New York.
“I am very proud to be a founder of Driving Force Giving Circle and feel fortunate to have the support of great friends and the community to help me kick it off with our inaugural event. I plan to use this platform to lend a megaphone to the causes that are most important to me and look forward to making a real difference.” – Serena Williams
Proceeds from the event benefited The Serena Williams Fund, Huddle Up! and other Driving Force Giving Circle initiatives.