Celebrities

George Michael Secretly Raised Millions for Charity
December 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

Following the Christmas morning death of superstar George Michael, 53, many have revealed that the late singer donated millions of pounds anonymously throughout his life. The Wham! star was found dead Sunday morning in his home, and the cause of death was attributed to heart failure. His longtime manager, Michael Lippman, announced his death Monday…

Jeopardy! Champion Cindy Stowell's Winnings to Benefit Cancer Research Institute
December 20, 2016 at 8:00 am

There can’t be many Jeopardy! champions easier to root for than Cindy Stowell. Ms. Stowell has developed a fan base like few other contestants. But she is unable to enjoy her performance on TV, or the outpouring of love from “Jeopardy!” watchers. That’s because she died on Dec. 5, just over a week before her…

NFL to Move on From Pink October, Teams Will Choose Cancer Charity
December 19, 2016 at 8:00 am

The NFL will discontinue its Breast Cancer Awareness initiative after next season, reports TheMMQB.com's Jenny Vrentas. For the last eight years, players wore pink during the month of October. Instead, the league will allow teams to choose their own causes to support in a campaign that will be called, "A Crucial Catch." More from Vrentas:…

Philadelphia Eagles Player Fined for 'Yeezy Foundation' Cleats
December 15, 2016 at 8:00 am

Remember when Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham tried to take part in the "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign by wearing cleats representing the fictional Kanye West "Yeezy Foundation?" Well, as expected, the NFL didn't like it, and fined Green-Beckham $6,076...

Can Tiger Woods Transform His Charitable Foundation Into a Lasting Legacy?
December 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

It's a sunny day in Southern California. At One Tiger Woods Way, four miles north of Disneyland in Anaheim, dozens of kids are streaming down a tree-lined path into an enormous glass and sandstone building called the TGR Learning Lab. Many of them don't fully understand who Tiger Woods is, although they see his name…

DiCaprio’s Charity to Return Cash Tainted by Corruption Probe
October 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

Leo DiCaprio is cooperating with the feds and plans to return more than $1 million worth of donations tainted by a massive international corruption scandal, according to a statement from his charitable foundation Tuesday. The Oscar-winning actor bowed to increasing public pressure that he make amends for his ties to infamous party animal Jho Low,…

Rainforest Charity Urges Leonardo DiCaprio to Give Up His U.N. Post
October 17, 2016 at 9:31 am

Members of a rainforest charity have issued an ultimatum to actor Leonardo DiCaprio, asking him to either return illegal funds he allegedly received for starring in Martin Scorsese’s "The Wolf Of Wall Street," or step down from his position as a United Nations Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. The demand…

Smartphone Philanthropy: Examining the Charity Concert Model
October 13, 2016 at 8:40 am

Before digital connectivity, nonprofit organizations benefited from concerts that solicited donations and touted their causes. The 1971 Concert for Bangladesh raised money for UNICEF; 1985’s Live Aid sent famine relief to Ethiopia; and since 2004, the Black Ball has collected millions to fight AIDS. Now the charity concert model is changing. Millennials prefer festivals to…

It’s Time for a Nonprofit Reality TV Show
October 6, 2016 at 11:21 am

Earlier this year, my friend Vu Le suggested on his hilarious (yet pointed) blog, Nonprofit With Balls, that we need a nonprofit-themed reality TV show. He suggested titles like: "Dancing With Program Officers" "Hell’s Charity" "So You Think You Can Run a Nonprofit" "America’s Funniest Fundraising Videos" I think Vu was serious. And I had…