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About Sean and the Foundation

Sean McDonough enjoys the 2004 Celebrity Golf Classic with his sister Erin and Academy Award winner Matt Damon.
Sean McDonough enjoys the 2004 Celebrity Golf Classic with his sister Erin and Academy Award winner Matt Damon.



Sean McDonough and his sister Erin established the Foundation in 2002 with the goal of raising and distributing funds to children’s charities throughout Massachusetts. Sean proudly tells people he “stole” the idea from good friends, PGA golfers Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon. After years of participating in the Andrade-Faxon event in Rhode Island,
and seeing the good the money they raised did for local children, he decided it was time to do more personally to make a difference for the children of Massachusetts. Together with friends and family (click here to see Board member
ship) Sean and Erin established the Foundation that has raised and distributed over $2.7 million to 129 different Massachusetts children's charities since its inception.

The Sean McDonough Charitable Foundation is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code, as a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal Tax identification number is 02-0581094.

Sean McDonough served as a television play-by-play announcer for the Boston Red Sox from 1988-2004. He has been honored four times with the New England Sports Emmy for Outstanding Play-by-Play for his work on Red Sox baseball. McDonough has also been a fixture on the network television scene. He spent ten years at CBS Sports where he served as the network’s lead college football play-by-play announcer from 1997-99. In 1992 and 1993, he and Tim McCarver formed CBS’ lead Major League Baseball broadcast team, calling the All-Star Game, the National League Championship Series, and the World Series. During his tenure at CBS, Sean also called men’s and women’s college basketball, NFL, golf, and US Open Tennis coverage. He contributed to CBS’ coverage of the Olympic Winter Games, calling the bobsled and luge competitions in 1992 and 1994, and ice hockey in 1998. Following his decade at CBS, McDonough moved to ABC Sports in 2000, where he spent three years broadcasting college football. He is now at ESPN, where he provides commentary for college football, college basketball, college hockey, the College World Series, and Major League Baseball. He has also broadcast soccer and NHL games for ESPN.

Erin McDonough is a public relations professional who has spent her career in healthcare administration in Boston.