Detlef Schrempf Foundation

The Detlef Schrempf Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization established by former Seattle SuperSonics and Dallas Mavericks basketball player Detlef Schrempf, and his wife, Mari Schrempf.

Detlef Schrempf Foundation
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Detlef Schrempf[2]
Nicole Morrison[2]

History and missionEdit

The foundation was established in 1996 by Detlef and Mari Schrempf and, according to Detlef Schrempf, raised $40,000 in its first year.[3][4] The foundation describes its purpose as being to support "organizations that provide hope, care and assistance to children and families of the Northwest."[5] Between its founding and 2012, the organization had raised and donated $10 million for children's charities, primarily in the Pacific Northwest.[6]


Fundraisers hosted by the organization include "Taste of Main," an annual food festival held in Bellevue, Washington.[7] Since 1996 the foundation has also organized the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic. The 2015 edition of the golf tournament was held at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.[8] According to the foundation, charities it has donated money to include Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, Camp Fire of Puget Sound, and Cure Autism Now.[9] In 2014, the organization generated $1,536,880 in revenue. That year, 67-percent of its expenses were used to support its programs while 33-percent was spent on staff salaries and benefits.[1][10]


  1. ^ a b "Detlef Schrempf Foundation". sos.wa.go. Secretary of State of Washington. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Foundation Team". Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  3. ^ Sun, Winnie (19 June 2015). "Detlef Schrempf: A NBA Retiree's 5 Lessons About Retirement". Forbes. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  4. ^ Brodeu, Nicole (29 June 2015). "Detlef Schrempf tees off for kids". Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  5. ^ "About the Foundation". Detleft Shrempf Foundation. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  6. ^ Hareas, John. "Detlef Schrempf: Paul Allen Award Recipient". NBA. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  7. ^ Thu, Jason (13 August 2015). "Art of Yakitori Pop-Up, Jenn Louis Dinner at RN74, 'Taste of Main' in Bellevue". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  8. ^ Kenyon, Sam (26 June 2015). "Duffers for Detlef". Snohomish Valley Star. Archived from the original on 20 September 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Benefitting Charities". Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  10. ^ "THE DETLEF SCHREMPF FOUNDATION" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 1 January 2016.