PODCAST: S4:EP19–Leigh Steinberg, Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

Join us for S4:EP19 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Leigh Steinberg, Founder, and Chairman of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss his passion for helping his athletes decide how to maximize their impact in the community through charity and other philanthropic work.

Leigh Steinberg is a sports agent and founder of Steinberg Sports & Entertainment with 41-years of representing over 300 athletes in many professional sports. He earned his B.A. in political science and a J.D. from UC Berkeley. He has also done a lot of humanitarian work, by being actively involved with the Human Relations Commission, Children Now, Children’s Miracle Network, Coro Fellows Program, and the Starlight Foundation. One such work is his Steinberg Leadership Institute, helping students fight inequality and racism in the world.

Steinberg Sports & Entertainment is a full-service sports representation business to help better the lives of athletes and help them grow. It helps with marketing, consulting, and other various tasks. They help guide the careers of many athletes, coaches, sports charities, and even broadcasters in the sports industry.

Leigh Steinberg joins our host Roy Kessel on S4:EP19 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:00: Introductions
  • 02:00: About Leigh’s Work’s Purpose
  • 06:33: How Leigh Connected to the Community & Sports Triggers Change
  • 11:30: Identifying What is Important to Each Client Athlete
  • 19:25: How an Athlete Decides What Type of Philanthropic Work To Do in the Community
  • 22:00: Being Creative in Charities
  • 29:00: The Rise of Community Relations Departments in Sports Teams
  • 33:20: Conclusions & Bonus Question




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