Philanthropist & Co-founder of the Els for Autism Foundation
Liezl Els is a mother and philanthropist. She is the co-founder of the Els for Autism Foundation along with her husband, World of Golf Hall of Famer, Ernie Els, and Chairman of the Board, Marvin Shanken. She currently serves as Secretary of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and is the Managing Director. Liezl and Ernie have two children, Samantha and Ben. The Els son, Ben, is impacted by the disorder which affects 1 in 54 children in the U.S. The Els established the Els for Autism Foundation in 2009 and have devoted their efforts to a game-changing, philanthropic project – The Els Center of Excellence; a world-class facility that hosts leading-edge programs and services that are accessible to families and caregivers around the world.