The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation

Mission: To support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the United States with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA and to support other charitable organizations.

About the Foundation
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation was established by NFL Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and his family. The mission of the Foundation is to support K-9 units of police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with a particular emphasis on support for service dogs in Pittsburgh, PA and to support other charitable organizations. In 2011, the Foundation granted $46,000 to police and fire departments in the Pittsburgh area and $77,700 around the country for a total of $123,700. Since 2006, the Foundation has made grants totaling over $850,000.

About the Founder
Ben Roethlisberger, known as “Big Ben” to fans, began his football career as quarterback at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, his home state, before joining the NFL in 2004 as quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of his great success, Ben has said, “I have been blessed with opportunities throughout my life to pursue my goals and achieve some success, all under the guidance of a loving family and supportive communities. I was raised to appreciate my blessings and always try to help others who may not be as fortunate. I feel honored to be able to do so.” With the help of his family, Ben has focused his giving back to the communities where he plays by supporting K9 units of local police and fire departments.