“Over the past 25 years, I have partnered with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida to invest more than $21 million in research-based prevention and early-intervention programs for at-risk women and children. Chris Evert Charities has provided support to programs that promote growth and development of prenatally substance exposed newborns, drug free healthy lifestyles for residents in public housing, substance abuse prevention education for school aged kids and resiliency skills for women transitioning from residential substance abuse treatment. Additionally, I have proudly awarded 39 Vitas Gerulaitis Memorial Scholarships to women who have worked hard to overcome significant challenges and need just a little help so they can pursue their educational goals. My charity team understands that addressing complex social problems, like addiction and child abuse, requires sustained commitment and a thoughtful approach that addresses the wide array of social determinants that impact individual, family and community outcomes.”