Name Mannie Jackson
First Name Mannie
Last Name Jackson
Office Holder General Trustee
Home City and State Las Vegas, NV
Brief Biography Because of Mannie Jackson’s commitment to the betterment of others, the Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award – carries his name. Jackson has served as a positive example and sports role model to his peers, in addition to having tremendous business success. In 2012, the former Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame penned his bestselling autobiography, “Boxcar to Boardrooms.” He continues to donate generously to numerous causes including cancer research; the University of Illinois, South African youth funds; the Basketball Hall of Fame; the Lincoln School Alumni Foundation; and the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation in his hometown of Edwardsville, Illinois. Mannie Jackson was inducted as a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2017. He received the Order of Lincoln and became a Lincoln Laureate in 2010.