Established by Will Shields, former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Right Guard, the Will to Succeed Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, operating within the Kansas City Metro area, facilitates programs, provides assistance and resources to individuals, families and other charitable organizations who have little or no access to other aid. Most specifically, "Will to Succeed" seeks to inspire, guide and improve the lives of abused, battered and neglected women and children.





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The “Will To Succeed” Foundation has helped over 100,000 individuals since its inception in 1993. Those numbers attest to a commitment of time, talents and resources contributed through its programs and initiatives, board members and many volunteers.

The Foundation currently sponsors over a dozen programs and initiatives where the organization, as well as its founders, are "hands-on" participants in all activities, as well as contributing financial support. Will and Senia's children, as well as many others, are also actively involved because they believe it’s never too early for youngsters to learn about service to others.

Will and Senia closely monitor the Foundation’s involvements and take particular interest in mentoring the women and children who most benefit from their contributions. 


 A full list of the individual agencies served and active programs the Foundation sponsors are provided on this site’s Who We Help page.



"If there's one kid who we can impact, then our efforts are all worthwhile. If one child makes better life choices and his or her life turns out for the better, then we have succeeded."
Will Shields