Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009) was an American philanthropist, born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and held United States citizenship. She was educated at Stanford University and was the founder of the Special Olympics. Shriver passed away in Cape Cod.
Eunice was a child of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and the mother of Maria Shriver. Throughout her life, she worked to create opportunities and a supportive environment for people with intellectual disabilities, which led her to establish the Special Olympics as an international organization committed to improving the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports.