Episode 110. Derek Anderson – Investor, Philanthropist, Mental Health Counselor, Screenwriter/Producer, & Best Selling Author
Growing up, Derek Anderson listened to the positives around him. This drove him through his NBA career and the founding of a successful business and charitable foundation.
Derek played for the championship-winning men’s basketball team at the University of Kentucky. He was the 13th pick in the NBA Draft, selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played with five other NBA teams throughout his basketball career.
After retiring from the NBA, Derek became a director and screenwriter. His documentary about playing on the Kentucky Wildcats team quickly sold out in stores. He continued his work in film and television by writing for several more productions and currently owns Loyalty Design LLC, which designs movie posters, television logos, and equipment inventions.
He established the Derek Anderson Foundation with the mantra “to be different means to make a difference.” The foundation’s mission is to help abused and battered women and children and feed and help supply guidance to disadvantaged children. He involves himself closely with all his charities and welcomes anyone to join.