The Ndamukong Suh Family Foundation was established by Ndamukong Suh and his sister Ngum in 2010 as an extension of the Suh family’s dedication to the values of education, health and wellness and global outreach.
Suh’s passion for giving back was instilled by his parents, Michael and Bernadette. Since early childhood, Suh has been donating his own clothing, books and toys to children of his parents’ birthplaces; Cameroon, Africa to honor his father and Jamaica, to honor his mother.
As Suh’s career grew, so did his giving platform. His most prominent donation to date is a $2.6 million donation to the University of Nebraska, his alma mater. The gift was given both to the Nebraska Athletics Strength and Conditioning Program, and to create an endowed scholarship for the UNL College of Engineering, from which he graduated in 2009 with a degree in Construction Management. His gift is the largest single charitable contribution by any former player, and occurred before Suh was taken with the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
The NSFF target areas are a way to honor Suh’s roots and include Portland, Ore., where he was born, Lincoln, Neb., his collegiate town, Detroit, where he is currently a member of the Detroit Lions National Football League Club, as well as Cameroon and Jamaica.
Since its inception, the NSFF has created programs and nurtured strategic partnerships to further its core ideals of education, health and wellness and global outreach including Camp SUH, 90 Backpack Program, SUHs Scholar Programs, annual holiday visits to the Detroit Medical Center, a young women’s mentorship program in Detroit Public Schools with Ngum Suh and the adoption of a school in Cameroon.
Aside from nearly $200,000 raised in grassroots funding alone, an upwards of 2,000 children have directly been impacted by the NSFF, with those numbers growing each year. To check out how to help click here.
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