Who We Are

Our Mission

The Pacers Foundation seeks to empower young people and invest in community partnerships addressing equity and justice in education, health and safety.​

Our Vision

We envision Indiana as a place where our young people have access to opportunities and experiences to thrive.

Key Players

Board Members/Officers

Rachel Simon (Chair)
Mel Raines, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (Vice Chair)
Matt Albrecht, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (Treasurer)
Corey Wilson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (Executive Director and Secretary)
Bill Benner
Cindy Simon Skjodt
Danny Lopez, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Greg Schenkel
Quinn Buckner, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Rick Fuson, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Tracy Ellis-Ward, Pacers Sports & Entertainment

Board Members in Memoriam

Thomas W. Binford
Shari Simon Greenberg
Tom Severino

Board Members Emeritus

Dr. John H. Abrams
Ben Blanton
Gary Cohen
Anton H. (Tony) George
Frank Hancock
Patricia Keiffner
Susan Kilkenny
James T. Morris
Robert J. Salyers
Stephen A. Stitle


Since 2013, the Pacers Foundation and Pacers Sports and Entertainment have supported The Parks Alliance formerly the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, to build, renovate, or upgrade basketball courts in Indy Parks throughout Marion County.  The Parks Alliance, in partnership with Indy Parks and the Department of Public Works, has managed funding and construction of the basketball court renovations through this public-private partnership.  As a result additional funders—including the Indianapolis Urban League, Finish Line Youth Foundation, NCAA, and the Boiler Business Exchange—have also invested in one of the park’s most utilized amenities.