Celebrities

Amber Heard Donates $7M Divorce Settlement From Johnny Depp to Charity
August 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

Amber Heard is donating the entirety of her settlement money from Johnny Depp to charity, the actress said in a statement on Thursday. "As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in…

Dryer Lint Hillary Clinton Is Here to Challenge Trump, Raise Money for Charity, Give You Night Terrors
August 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

When last we checked in on Dryer Lint Donald Trump, he was running unopposed in the race for the coveted title of "artistic work most likely to simultaneously instill existential horror and admiration." But now, finally, he has a challenger. Enter, Dryer Lint Hillary Clinton. Artist Sandy Buffie, creator of the dryer lint monstrosity, plans to auction the sculpture alongside her Trump to raise money for charity...

JFK Gave All of His Presidential, Congressional Salaries to Charity
August 8, 2016 at 11:20 am

Stories about John F. Kennedy, who served as U.S. president from Jan. 20, 1961 until he was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, frequently make their way around the internet devoid of citations. While memes cut from the same cloth are commonly either misinformation or outright lies, one tidbit—that Kennedy donated his entire presidential salary to charity—turns out…

Ice Bucket Challenge's Second Anniversary Celebrates ALS Gene Discovery
July 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

Throwback to 2014, the year of the Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie, Pharrell's giant hat and the Ice Bucket Challenge. These fads "broke the internet" (a phrase also coined in 2014), dominating social media feeds across the globe. But one of these viral pop culture moments is even more relevant today. The campaign that encouraged millions…

Michael Jordan Donates $2M to Build Trust Between Police, Citizens
July 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Michael Jordan broke his silence Sunday about ongoing racial tensions and violence in America that have been heightened with more casualties from police-involved shootings involving black men, as well retaliations against police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, La...

Warren Buffett Just Donated Nearly $2.9B to Charity
July 15, 2016 at 9:38 am

Another summer, another hefty charitable donation from Warren Buffett. He once again beat his previous record, donating more than $2.86 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to a handful of charities on Wednesday. The gifts top the $2.84 billion he gave last July, which had bested the $2.8 billion he gave in 2014. According to an…

This Is Where Zuckerberg's Philanthropy Project Will Be Investing First
July 5, 2016 at 10:15 am

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s philanthropy venture has made its first major investment, leading a funding round in a startup that trains and recruits software developers in Africa. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, created by Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, led a $24 million Series B funding in Andela, the startup said on Thursday. Alphabet’s GV,…

How the Cast of "Hamilton" Made Philanthropy Its Mission
June 14, 2016 at 9:26 am

"Hamilton" is a success by any metric. The numbers speak for themselves: a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations; reported box office profits of $600,000 a week; 215 million combined plays of the "Hamilton" soundtrack on Spotify (and counting—I'm personally adding several dozen a week); seemingly endless fan posts on Tumblr; and a resale ticket market…

Muhammad Ali's Charitable Legacy
June 6, 2016 at 9:20 am

As we say goodbye to the Champ, the legacy he left outside of the ring remains just as important as the one inside. Muhammad Ali dedicated his life, both locally and globally, to help those in need and to work towards gender, economic and racial equality. Ali traveled the world to learn about its people,…