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  1. 1. Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use Charities cultivate relationships with stars for their ability to increase the public’s awareness of their charitable endeavors and thus stimulate more donations. Celebrities can be spokespersons, board members or even a founder of a charity. The following video highlightsa number of celebrities and the causes to which they’ve pledged their support.It is wonderful that celebrities have thepower to make us aware of causesthat need our support. But the onus isstill on us to do our homework beforemaking a contribution. A celebrity’sendorsement simply can not serve asa substitute for researching a charity.First of all, even if you are the numberone fan of a particular celebrity, youtwo probably do not have exactly thesame philanthropic interests. Second,the celebrity may not have thoroughlyvetted the charity’s finances, commitment to accountability and transparency or its programmaticaccomplishments --- all steps that savvy donors take before making a donation.Charity Navigator is pleased to present this list of celebrity-related charities to help you determine whichmay be worthy of a contribution from you. While this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list, it is an extensive listof celebrity-charity relationships. Charity Name Rating Actors and Others for Animals Betty White, Doris Day, Joanne Worley, Loretta Swit Americas Promise Alliance Colin Powell Baby Buggy Jessica Seinfeld Better World Fund Ted Turner Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation Billy Graham The Childrens Health Fund Paul Simon College Summit Don Cheadle Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Jack Hanna Dream Foundation Priscilla Presley Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Gloria Reuben, Neal McDonough, Nigel Barker Elton John AIDS Foundation Elton John, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association Betty White Green Dot Public Schools
  2. 2. Oscar De La HoyaHabitat for Humanity International Jimmy CarterThe Hole in the Wall Gang Fund Julia Roberts, Paul NewmanHunters Hope Foundation Jim KellyIn Defense of Animals Elaine HendrixJazz at Lincoln Center Michael Bloomberg, Wynton MarsalisKeep a Child Alive Alicia KeysLincoln Center for the Performing Arts Michael BloombergMake-A-Wish Foundation of America Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Donnalley, Michael JohnsonMaliVai Washington Kids Foundation MaliVai WashingtonMASS MoCA Meryl StreepMayo Clinic Tom BrokawMichael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research Michael J. FoxNational Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Amy Grant, Bon Jovi, Donny Osmond, Martina McBride, Reba McEntireNational Inclusion Project Clay AikenNatural Resources Defense Council James Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert RedfordNew York City Center Joanne WoodwardNew York Restoration Project Bette MidlerOceana January Jones, Kelsey Grammer, Pierce Brosnan, Ted DansonThe Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Jimmy Smits, Kevin Kline, Liev Schrieber, Michael Bloomberg, Morgan Freeman, Nora Ephron, Sam WatersonRainforest Foundation US Sting , Trudie StylerRefugees International Matt Dillon, Queen Noor Al-HusseinShelter Network Maya AngelouSoutheastern Legal Foundation Edwin MeeseSundance Institute
  3. 3. home | f.a.q. | terms | privacy | site map | contact us | ©2010 Charity Robert Redford Navigator | 139 Harristown Road Suite 201, Glen Rock, NJ 07452Tony La Russas Animal Rescue Foundation Tony La RussaUnited States Fund for UNICEF Alyssa Milano, Clay Aiken, India.Arie , Laurence Fishburne, Lucy Liu, Sarah Jessica Parker, Téa LeoniV-Day Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Rosario Dawson, Salma HayekVictory Junction Gang Kyle PettyVital Voices Global Partnership Diane von Furstenburg, Sally Matt DamonAfricare Nelson MandelaAfter-School All-Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kobe Bryant, Maria ShriverAll Stars Helping Kids Emmitt Smith, Kristi Yamaguchi, Marcus Allen, Ronnie LottAlonzo Mourning Charities Alonzo MourningALSAC - St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Marlo ThomasAmerican Cinematheque Candice Bergen, Francis Coppola, Goldie Hawn, Martin ScorseseAmerican Film Institute Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Steven SpielbergAmerican Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for the Study of Israel Henry Kissinger, Madeleine AlbrightAmerican Humane Association Paula AbdulAmerican Museum of Natural History Michael Bloomberg, Tom BrokawamfAR Elizabeth Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Kenneth Cole, Sharon StoneBest Buddies International David Caruso, Mark MontignyThe Boomer Esiason Foundation Boomer EsiasonCamp Sunshine, Georgia Jeff Foxworthy, Julianne Chambliss, Saxby ChamblissCanine Companions for Independence Dean KoontzThe Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation Chi Chi RodriguezEntertainment Industry Foundation Charlize Theron, Katie Couric, Pierce BrosnanFarm Aid
  4. 4. Dave Mathews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie NelsonGreenpeace Fund BonoHealthy Child Healthy World Amy Brenneman, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Olivia Newton-JohnHuman Rights First Sigourney WeaverInternational Tennis Hall of Fame Jim Courier, Pam Shriver, Patrick McEnroeJohn Tracy Clinic Robert WagnerKICKSTART Chuck NorrisLance Armstrong Foundation Lance ArmstrongThe Larry King Cardiac Foundation Larry KingLast Chance for Animals Chris DeRoseLos Angeles Opera Placido DomingoMagic Johnson Foundation Earvin "Magic" JohnsonMy Stuff Bags Foundation Michael ReaganNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children John WalshNational Constitution Center Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Sandra Day OConnorNational Kidney Foundation Rusty Wallace, Tina FeyThe Nature Conservancy Michael DouglasNaval Aviation Museum Foundation George W. BushNew York City Ballet Michael BloombergThe Roar Foundation Tippi HedrenRonald McDonald House Charities Al Roker, Billy Bush, Carl Lewis, Cindy Crawford, Hayden Panettiere, Mario LopezSanta Barbara Zoo John CleeseSave the Manatee Club Jimmy BuffettSpecial Olympics Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bart Conner, Jackie Chan, Maria Shriver, Michael Phelps, Nadia Comaneci, Pierce Brosnan, Scott Hamilton, Timothy Shriver, Vanessa Williams, Yao Ming
  5. 5. Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Lee IacoccaTiger Woods Foundation Tiger WoodsTuberous Sclerosis Alliance Julianne MooreUnited Way Worldwide Dolly PartonUSA for UNHCR Angelina JolieWaterkeeper Alliance Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Women for Women International Rania Al-AbdullahYouth For Tomorrow Joe GibbsAlaska Wilderness League Jimmy CarterAmerican Heart Association Andie McDowellAmerican Parkinson Disease Association Muhammad AliAmnesty International USA Bono , Nazanin Boniadi, Nicolas CageAndre Agassi Foundation Andre Agassi, Emeril Lagasse, Sir Elton JohnApollo Theater Foundation Quincy JonesBaltimore Reads Cal Ripkin, Jr.Boys & Girls Clubs of America Ashanti , Bill Clinton, Bill Cosby, Courtney Vance, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denzel Washington, Edward James Olmos, Gen. Wesley Clark, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jimmy Rollins, John Mellencamp, John Singleton, Kerry Washington, Mario Lopez, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Queen Latifah, Ruben Studdard, Shaquille ONeal, Smokey Robinson, Swin Cash, UsherThe Center for Strategic and International Studies Henry KissingerChristopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Christopher ReeveDisabled Veterans LIFE Memorial Foundation Gary SiniseDoug Flutie Jr. Foundation For Autism Doug FlutieFreedom Alliance Oliver NorthGeffen Playhouse David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven SpielbergGeorge Bush Presidential Library Foundation Andrew H. Card, Jr., Jeb Bush
  6. 6. Gods Love We Deliver Joan RiversThe Goodman Theatre Brian DennehyGrassroot Soccer Ethan ZohnInternational Campaign for Tibet Richard GereJohn F. Kennedy Library Foundation Caroline KennedyMarijuana Policy Project Foundation Adam Carolla, Bill Maher, Jack Black, Jesse VenturaMichael Bolton Charities Michael BoltonMitchell Institute George J. MitchellMuscular Dystrophy Association Jerry LewisThe Museum of Modern Art Michael BloombergNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Thurgood MarshallNational Womens History Museum Meryl StreepOperation USA Julie AndrewsPeople for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson, Pink , Woody HarrelsonPositive Coaching Alliance Barry Zito, Bart Conner, Bill Bradley, Dean Smith, Doc Rivers, Dot Richardson, Herm Edwards, Kerri Strug, Larry Brown, Nadia Comaneci, Phil Jackson, Ronnie Lott, Summer Sanders, Tony DorsettRape, Abuse & Incest National Network Christina RicciRonald Reagan Presidential Foundation George Schultz, Nancy Reagan, Rudolph Giuliani, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Forbes, T. Boone PickensSOS Childrens Villages-USA Sarah FergusonSymphony Space Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Colbert, William HurtUnited Nations Foundation Ted TurnerWashington National Opera Placido DomingoWildAid Harrison Ford, Yao MingWITNESS Peter Gabriel
  7. 7. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Michelle Obama, Tony Bennett, Trisha YearwoodWomens Sports Foundation Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Dominique Dawes, Geena Davis, Holly Hunter, Laila Ali, Martina Navratilova, Mia Hamm, Sheryl CrowWorld Society for the Protection of Animals Audrey Landers, Simon Cowell, Tiffani ThiessenAmerican Diabetes Association Donovan McNabb, Elliott Yamin, Gladys Knight, Greg LeMond, Joan Allen, Lovie Smith, Tony DungyAmerican Tinnitus Association William ShatnerChildren Affected by AIDS Foundation Doris Roberts, James Gandolfini, Jamie Lee CurtisCJ Foundation for SIDS Don ImusThe Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation Darrell GreenDove Foundation Dean Jones, Lisa Whelchel, Michael MedvedThe Fresh Air Fund Mariah Carey, Tiki BarberGildas Club Worldwide Gilda RadnerHelen Woodward Animal Center Diane KeatonJoe Torre Safe At Home Foundation Joe TorreJuvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Mary Tyler Moore, Nick Jonas, Sugar Ray LeonardLiteracy Partners Liz SmithMarch of Dimes Denny Hamlin, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Kidman, Sherri ShepherdMiracle Flights for Kids Bruce Jenner, Wayne NewtonSeeds of Peace Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Queen Noor Al-HusseinSeveral Sources Shelters Stephen BaldwinTeammates for Kids Foundation Garth BrooksVH1 Save The Music Foundation Wynton Marsalis 0California Police Youth Charities Stars Brande Roderick 0Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis Stars Avril Lavigne, Tom Arnold, Tommy Hilfiger
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