Celebrities

The Legacy of Alex Trebek’s Philanthropy
October 12, 2021 at 12:19 pm

Alex Trebek and other celebrity nonprofit ambassadors can have a profound and lasting impact on the causes they choose to support. While not an easy relationship to cultivate, it can be well worth the effort. Here's how four nonprofits have benefited from the generosity of the late game show host and "Jeopardy!" guest hosts LeVar Burton and George Stephanopoulos.

Corporate Sponsors Team Up with Country Star for Disaster Relief Efforts
July 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm

Country superstar Alan Jackson wanted to raise money for tornado disaster relief that devastated his hometown, so he teamed up with two corporate sponsors for his first in-person concert in more than a year. The sold-out benefit concert, Where I Come From: Tornado Benefit Featuring Alan Jackson, raised a total of $2 million dollars for local relief efforts. It also was live streamed on Facebook and available to watch for a few additional days, reaching an additional 1 million fans worldwide for an additional fundraising impact... 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Request Charity Donations Over Wedding Gifts
April 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are asking people who wish to send them a wedding gift to consider donating to one of several selected charities instead, Kensington Palace announced Monday. The seven chosen charities "represent a range of issues that they are passionate about," the Palace said in a statement, including women's empowerment, HIV, homelessness…

Oprah, Spielberg, Katzenberg Match Clooneys' $500K Donation to Parkland Gun Control March
February 23, 2018 at 10:01 am

Oprah is "joining forces" with George and Amal Clooney. So are Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. After the Hollywood power couple announced Tuesday they will be marching and donating in support of student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. shooting rampage, Oprah, Spielberg and Katzenberg said they would match their contribution. In a statement from George Clooney provided to USA…

Why Chris Long Donated His Entire 2017 Salary to Charity
February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

It turns out nice guys don't always finish last. Super Bowl champ Chris Long, defensive end for the Eagles donated his entire 2017 base salary, worth $1 million, to charity. Last spring, Long signed a two-year contract with the Eagles that included a $500,000 signing bonus, a $1 million base salary and a $1.5 million…

The Philanthropic Side of Elvis Presley
November 3, 2017 at 8:52 am

Do you have a bucket list? For many years, going to Graceland, the home of the late Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tenn., has been at the top of my bucket list. I spent many hours creating excuses why I could not go on this visit...

Stephen Colbert Announces $1M #PuberMe Donation to Puerto Rico
October 6, 2017 at 11:13 am

Stephen Colbert and Nick Kroll have found a million reasons why that awkward puberty stage everyone goes through is a great thing. Last week, the duo encouraged celebrities to share their most embarrassing photos from their teenage years with each one resulting in a $1,000 donation to Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico. On Thursday’s…

Jorge Posada, Wife Laura Launch Fundraising Campaign for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
September 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Former Yankees great Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, are spearheading a fundraising campaign to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The fundraising page on YouCaring has raised over $68,000 of its $100,000 goal from 408 donors in less than 24 hours. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and his wife, Wanda, have launched a similar campaign,…

Salma Hayek Is Helping Raise Money for Mexico's Earthquake Victims
September 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Central Mexico on Tuesday, crumbling infrastructure and killing more than 230 people so far, including at least 25 school children. Families are still searching for their loved ones as rescue teams dig through rubble to uncover survivors. And hospital staff are doing their best to treat the hundreds of people…