Donald Driver is the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, a Super Bowl Champion and one of the most beloved players in franchise history. Driver is the Packers’ all-time receiving leader in yards and receptions, and is the only player in Packers history to record seven 1,000 yard receiving seasons. A top performer his entire career, Driver was a four-time Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2006, 2007 and 2011). In 2013, Driver decided to retire the only way he knew how: by celebrating with the fans. Driver held his official retirement celebration in the Lambeau Field Atrium in front of thousands of fans who lined up in below-zero temperatures to thank him for 14 amazing seasons of playing for the green and gold.
Donald parlayed his on-field success and charismatic personality into a spot in one of the TV’s hottest reality shows, ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” With millions of fans behind Donald and his partner, the duo clinched the competition and took home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy. Since then, Donald has served as correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” 12 times, been seen sharing fitness tips in the pages of People magazine along with “Extreme Weight Loss” and “The Biggest Loser,” co-hosted the popular daytime talk show “The View,” and was a celebrity judge for the 2015 Miss America Pageant.
Inspired by his own childhood struggles with homelessness, Donald and his wife Betina founded the Donald Driver Foundation in 2001. With core focuses in education, homelessness, career development and health & wellness, the work of the Donald Driver Foundation touches thousands of lives each year. Donald’s work through the Foundation, along with charities such as Goodwill Industries and Blessings in a Backpack has earned him a number of awards, including the Packers’ “Walter Payton Man of the Year” award in 2002 and the AMVETS “Humanitarian of the Year Award” in 2013. In 2014, Donald created the “Driven to Achieve Awards,” an event celebrating the accomplishments of multiple charities, companies, community leaders and celebrities that are making a difference on a national and local level. The event, which has featured celebrity co-hosts Josh Elliott, Anthony Anderson and Sherri Shepherd, and musical performances by Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw and Phil Vassar, Brian McKnight has granted over $750,000 to various deserving charitable causes in just three years.