Sam Simon started Sam Simon Charitable Foundation in mid-2003 with an Assistance Dogs Program and Mobile Veterinary Clinic. He chose to oversee and fund his foundation himself. Presently, Sam Simon Charitable Foundation continues to be 100% funded by his estate.
Sam was born and raised in Southern California and an alumnus of Stanford University. In his television career, he was a nine-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and television producer most known for co-creating "The Simpsons", in which he also co-wrote and produced several episodes.
He is remembered fondly by his foundation staff for his great love of dogs and people, generosity, and tireless championing for animal welfare causes.