The Spiel Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Stephen Conway and David Coleson.
We host a show about games and the people who love them called The Spiel.
The idea for the Foundation came as a result of a gathering of listeners called the Spiel-a-thon. What started as an event simply for fun and games became the first fund raiser for the organization.
We have both had experience with loved ones in extended hospital stays. Having watched two grandmothers fight Alzheimer’s for many years, I also know first-hand how important it is to stay mentally active as we grow older. We feel very strongly that kids and seniors as well as families and friends of loved ones in either situation will benefit greatly from our extensive knowledge of board and card games. If only for a few hours, a game can bring moments of enjoyment and challenge to an otherwise painful or frustrating situation.
In keeping with tradition, we now host a Spiel-a-thon every year to raise funds for another round of donations.
– Stephen Conway, Director of The Spiel Foundation