NEW YORK, May 5 – The Major League Baseball Players Association today announced the appointment of Amy Hever as its new Players Trust Director, a role in which she will apply her extensive experience in social and corporate responsibility to advance Players’ wide range of interests in their communities.
Hever, who has spent more than 20 years as a leader in growth and development of nonprofits, most recently served as Executive Vice President of Social Responsibility for the Philadelphia 76ers and Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. In that role, she helped to launch two charitable funds, the player centric Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund and the youth focused, Sixers Youth Foundation in 2015, which were both dedicated to providing 50,000 youth annually with programs and experiences that cultivate critical life skills.
In her last year with the team, more than $2 million was invested in community initiatives, including scholarships, multi-year grants, in-kind support and more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service.
“Amy is a proven leader whose work has delivered innovative and creative solutions for nonprofits while positively impacting the lives of individuals and communities across the country,” Executive Director Tony Clark said. “The Players Trust is the vehicle through which Players channel their collective voice to raise awareness and provide support for important causes around the world.”
Hever’s passion for helping underserved communities has been shaped by her work with a broad range of organizations and causes, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Center, the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Cathedral Healthcare and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, and the American Red Cross.
Hever was an honors graduate in History and East Asian Studies from Binghamton (N.Y.) University and the State University of New York.