Chris Carneal is the founder and president of Booster and its flagship school funding program, the Boosterthon Fun Run.
Chris was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He later attended Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. where he played baseball. During college he started his first company, All Sports Tutoring, a sports training program that also taught students valuable character and leadership lessons.
In 2002, Chris sold All Sports Tutoring and launched his newest endeavor, an innovative fitness fundraiser for schools called the Boosterthon Fun Run. He designed it as an alternative to the product sales that most elementary schools use to meet budget shortfalls. After several years of success, Chris decided to relocate Boosterthon’s home office to Atlanta, Ga.
Today, Booster employs more than 300 team members in 25 markets around the country. 1,200 schools partner with the Boosterthon team to meet their funding goals. The Boosterthon also boasts one of the most innovative character education programs in the nation with more than 800,000 students participating. To date, Booster has raised schools more than $100 million to improve education.
Chris and his wife, Lyndie, live in Johns Creek, Ga., with their four children.