Phil and Penny Knight Rank 4th in Nation for Charitable Donations in 2020

Phil and Penny Knight Rank 4th in Nation for Charitable Donations in 2020

Beaverton, OR. Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife Penny ranked 4th nationally in philanthropic giving for 2020. The couple donated $1.37 billion in charitable gifts, according to a new report from the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Chronicle reports the Knights gave $465 million to the University of Oregon in 2020 and $900.7 million to the Knight Foundation, a private foundation the family formed in 1997. Additionally, the Knights supported the Oregon Community Foundation Recovery Fund, which is providing pandemic relief. They also gave Oregon Health & Science University a grant for Covid-19 testing, treatment, and containment, according to the Chronicle.

Every February, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports on the 50 donors who made the biggest gifts during the previous calendar year. Overall, donors on the top-50 list gave big to address poverty, the ongoing Covid pandemic, and racial-justice issues.

The philanthropists in the 2020 rankings gave away $24.7 billion last year, but they’re not required to publicly disclose how much they give or which causes they support. Emily Haynes from the Chronicle of Philanthropy credits her colleague Maria Di Mento for compiling the list.

Jeff Bezos topped the list by donating $10 billion to launch the Bezos Earth Fund to mitigate climate change. On February 2nd, Bezos announced he was stepping down as Amazon CEO to devote more time to philanthropy and other projects. He also contributed $100 million to Feeding America, an organization that supplies more than 200 food banks.

Below is the Chronicle of Philanthropy list of the 50 donors who made the biggest gifts in 2020.

1. Jeff Bezos
LOCATION: Medina, Wash.
TOP CAUSE: Environmental Conservation
2. MacKenzie Scott
LOCATION: Seattle, Wash.
TOP CAUSE: Human Services
3. Michael Bloomberg
LOCATION: New York, N.Y.
TOP CAUSE: Various
4. Philip and Penelope Knight
LOCATION: Portland, Ore.
WEALTH SOURCE: Manufacturing and Retail
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
5. Jack Dorsey
LOCATION: San Francisco, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Pandemic Relief
6. John and Laura Arnold
LOCATION: Houston, Tex.
WEALTH SOURCE: Energy; Finance
TOP CAUSE: Various
7. Eric and Wendy Schmidt
LOCATION: Atherton, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Various
8. Pierre and Pam Omidyar
LOCATION: Honolulu, Hawaii
TOP CAUSE: Various
9. Frederick and June Kummer
LOCATION: St. Louis, Mo.
WEALTH SOURCE: Construction
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
10. Denny Sanford
LOCATION: Sioux Falls, S.D.
TOP CAUSE: Various
11. Stephen Ross
LOCATION: New York, N.Y.
WEALTH SOURCE: Real estate
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
12. John and Susan Sobrato
LOCATION: Cupertino, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Real estate
TOP CAUSE: Various
13. Bill and Melinda Gates
LOCATION: Medina, Wash.
TOP CAUSE: Various
14. Reed Hastings and Patty Quillin
LOCATION: Los Gatos, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Entertainment
TOP CAUSE: Financial Aid
15. Sheryl Sandberg
LOCATION: Menlo Park, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Various
16. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
LOCATION: Palo Alto, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Various
17. Craig Newmark
LOCATION: San Francisco, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Advertising
TOP CAUSE: Various
17. David and Barbara Roux
LOCATION: Upperville, Va.
WEALTH SOURCE: Finance; Technology
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
19. Phyllis Brissenden
LOCATION: Springfield, Ill.
WEALTH SOURCE: Investments
TOP CAUSE: Performing Arts
20. Sergey Brin and Nicole Shanahan
LOCATION: Mountain View, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Various
21. Irwin and Joan Jacobs
LOCATION: La Jolla, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Telecommunications
TOP CAUSE: Various
22. George and Renee Karfunkel
LOCATION: Brooklyn, N.Y.
WEALTH SOURCE: Finance; Real Estate
TOP CAUSE: Religion
23. Arthur Blank
LOCATION: Atlanta, Ga.
TOP CAUSE: Various
24. Charles and Helen Schwab
LOCATION: Atherton, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Homelessness
25. Hock Tan and Lisa Yang
LOCATION: San Jose, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Neuroscience
26. Wilbur (Billy) and Ann Powers
LOCATION: Florence, S.C.
WEALTH SOURCE: Construction
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
27. David and Dana Dornsife
LOCATION: Danville, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Manufacturing
TOP CAUSE: Clean Water
28. Robert Smith
LOCATION: Austin, Tex.
TOP CAUSE: College-Loan Debt
29. Leon and Debra Black
LOCATION: New York, N.Y.
TOP CAUSE: Various
30. Gail Miller
LOCATION: Sandy, Utah
WEALTH SOURCE: Entertainment; Retail
TOP CAUSE: Health Care
31. Michael Jordan
LOCATION: Charlotte, N.C.
WEALTH SOURCE: Professional Sports
TOP CAUSE: Racial Justice
32. Richard and Mary Templeton
LOCATION: Dallas, Tex.
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
33. Chris Malachowsky
LOCATION: Santa Clara, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Artificial Intelligence
33. Gordon Rausser
LOCATION: Berkeley, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Investments
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
33. Sheldon and Anne Vogel
LOCATION: Colts Neck, N.J.
WEALTH SOURCE: Entertainment
TOP CAUSE: Health Care
36. Ronald and Eileen Weiser
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Mich.
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
37. Bob and JoAnn Glick
LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio
TOP CAUSE: Health Care
38. Jim and Thomas Duff
LOCATION: Columbia, Miss.
WEALTH SOURCE: Investments
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
39. Richard and Nancy Kinder
LOCATION: Houston, Tex.
TOP CAUSE: Various
40. Marc and Lynne Benioff
LOCATION: San Francisco, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Environmental Conservation
40. William and Joanne Conway
TOP CAUSE: Nursing
40. Haslam family
LOCATION: Knoxville, Tenn.
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
40. Will and Cary Singleton
LOCATION: Santa Monica, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Agriculture; Family wealth
TOP CAUSE: Neuroscience
44. Irvin Kanthak
LOCATION: Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Financial Aid
45. Bruce and Debra Grewcock
LOCATION: Omaha, Neb.
WEALTH SOURCE: Construction
TOP CAUSE: Financial Aid
45. Daniel and Jennifer Hord
LOCATION: Midland, Tex.
WEALTH SOURCE: Oil; Real Estate
TOP CAUSE: Financial Aid
47. Joseph Gebbia Jr.
LOCATION: San Francisco, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Homelessness
48. Richard McVey
LOCATION: New York, N.Y.
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
49. Warner and Debbie Lusardi
LOCATION: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
WEALTH SOURCE: Construction
TOP CAUSE: Health Care
50. Steve and Jackie Bell
LOCATION: Greensboro, N.C.
TOP CAUSE: Higher Education
50. Christopher and Lisa Jeffries
LOCATION: Miami, Fla.
TOP CAUSE: Health Care
50. Brad and Alys Smith
LOCATION: Mountain View, Calif.
TOP CAUSE: Economic Development
50. Helena Theurer
LOCATION: Park Ridge, N.J.
WEALTH SOURCE: Real estate
TOP CAUSE: Health Care


No. 2 on the list was Bezos’s ex-wife, MacKenzie Scott, who gave $5.7 billion in 2020 to 512 organizations by asking community leaders to help identify worthy groups for seven- and eight-figure gifts, including food banks, human-service organizations, and racial-justice charities.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who ranked No. 5, put $1.1 billion into a fund that by year’s end had distributed at least $330 million to more than 100 nonprofits. The financier Charles Schwab and his wife, Helen (No. 24), gave $65 million to address homelessness in San Francisco. Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and wife, Patty Quillin (No. 14), gave $120 million for financial aid for students at historically Black colleges and universities. Michael Jordan, the basketball great (No. 31), pledged $50 million to racial and social-justice groups.

“When I look at the events of the last year, there was an awakening for the philanthropic sector,” says Nick Tedesco, president of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. “Donors supported community-led efforts of recovery and resiliency, particularly those led by people of color.”

Giving experts say they think the trend toward broader giving is likely to persist.

That’s significant given the immense sums top donors are able to contribute. The top five donors this year gave $1 billion-plus, matching last year’s record. No more than three donors gave $1 billion or more in any of the previous years.

Nearly a third of the donors on the list made their fortunes in technology. Tech billionaires’ wealth is compounding while many working people are still suffering from the pandemic’s fallout. Given that disparity, philanthropic expectations have never been higher. David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, highlighted the disparate effects of the pandemic in a January interview on the PBS NewsHour.

“During the pandemic, billionaires made $5.2 billion in increased wealth per day,” he said. “All we are asking for is $5 billion to avert famine around the world. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.”

Some of the ultrawealthy are nevertheless holding back on giving. Among them is Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, whose $180 billion fortune puts him neck-and-neck with Bezos for richest person in the world. Musk is not on the Philanthropy 50 and has faced criticism for his meager lifetime donations, estimated in a recent Vox article at just 0.05 percent of his current net worth.

“It’s unconscionable for someone like that to not give in a meaningful way,” says Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.

Many of those who did give big chose to support small and midsize charities. But popular causes like higher education still saw sizable contributions.

Benjamin Soskis, a research associate at the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, says the most striking change in this year’s Philanthropy 50 list is that it presents a plurality of options for giving. Colleges and universities received $2.2 billion from Philanthropy 50 donors in 2020, but it’s notable that many of them were historically black colleges and universities, Soskis says.

“There’s a big difference between a hypothetical ‘Why didn’t you give to an HBCU instead of Harvard?’ and today’s list, where you can point to donors who actually did that.”

As in years past, the Philanthropy 50 list for 2020 is overwhelmingly white — but that’s no reason for major-gift officers to ignore potential donors of color. Roughly 14 percent of millionaires are people of color, and that number seems likely to grow as demographics keep changing. I put together a sampling of donors of color to watch. Many of them — such as financier Mellody Hobson, art collector Eileen Harris Norton, and biopharmaceutical entrepreneur Jie Du — gave to colleges and universities. Racial justice was another popular cause.

Read the rest of the story for more about how the wealthiest donors gave last year, and check out the Philanthropy 50 rankings for details on each donor.

Michael Jordan to Donate Millions From Basketball Documentary to Friends of the Children

Michael Jordan to Donate Millions From Basketball Documentary to Friends of the Children

Portland, OR. “What stood out to me about Friends of the Children was that they employ and train their mentors and that they commit to every child for 12 ½ years,” explained Michael Jordan. “That dedication is important to me. My mentors believed in me and taught me the power of perseverance. I want youth in Friends of the Children to see that they have that same potential.”

Michael Jordan is quick to give credit to his mentors, especially his father and his college coach, Dean Smith. So, when Jordan heard about Portland based Friends of the Children, a national nonprofit that pairs youth facing the highest risks with a salaried, professional mentor (a Friend) from kindergarten through graduation, he was sold. Jordan announced that he is making a multimillion-dollar investment in the organization with the donation of his proceeds from his upcoming ESPN Films and Netflix documentary series, “The Last Dance.” ESPN Films and Netflix are creating the 10 hour docu-series featuring Micheal Jordan and more than 500 hours of never before seen footage from Chicago bulls last championship run in the 1997/98 season. The film is scheduled for release in 2019. 

According to Friends of the Children, Jordan’s investment will give thousands more youth a salaried, professional mentor for 12 1/2 years; Jordan to donate his proceeds from “The Last Dance” documentary.

Last spring, in partnership with Nike, Jordan donated the proceeds of a commemorative Michael Jordan Bulls jersey to Friends of the Children, which sold out—and for a good cause. His donation builds on his nationwide efforts to empower youth who are facing the greatest challenges. The donation, which is supporting the organization’s national expansion campaign and their work in Charlotte and Chicago, took Friends of the Children over the finish line for an aggressive fundraising campaign: raising $25 million in less than three years. Now in 15 locations across the country and in the U.K., the investment will go toward Friends of the Children’s goal of expanding to 25 cities by 2025, empowering a growing number of youth and families.

“It’s not every day that you get a call that Michael Jordan—arguably most famous athlete in the world— had heard about your organization and wanted to support it. We got that call,” says Terri Sorensen, CEO of Friends of the Children. “We are thrilled beyond measure for this generous gift and recognition for our lasting impact.”

Knowing how his mentors shaped his life, Jordan saw the life-changing potential that youth could find through Friends of the Children. A philanthropist who believes in impact investing, Jordan saw their evidence-based model as an attractive social investment. It’s hard to ignore the outcomes:

–83% graduate from high school, although 60% of their parents did not graduate
–93% avoid the juvenile justice system, although 50% have parents who were incarcerated
–98% avoid early parenting, although 85% were born to a teen parent

A Harvard Business School Association of Oregon return on investment study also found that for every $1 invested in Friends of the Children, the community benefits more than $7 in saved social costs, saving the community $900,000 per child.

With Jordan’s investment, Friends of the Children will be growing their impact in the Two-Generation (2Gen) space which empowers families together, and serving more youth in foster care. The model is also being sought after as a possible solution to counteracting the effects of childhood trauma and toxic stress.

“There are so many communities across the country that we want to serve. With Michael’s investment, we can now expand more quickly to 25 cities,” says Sorensen.

More information at or 971-201-1214.

Which Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use?

Which Celebrities Put Star-Power to Good Use?

February 15th, 2013. With award season upon us, it seems like you can’t turn on the television or pick up a newspaper without viewing the famous. Would you look at those celebrities differently if you knew which stars used their fame to help others? Did you know Tina Fey supports the  National Kidney Foundation? (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage) The nonprofit rating organization, Charity Navigator, has compiled a list of celebrities who put their star-power to good use.

Actors Kerry Washington, with Jeff Daniels at the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, supports the Boys and Girls Clubs (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)

Actor Kerry Washington, seen here with Jeff Daniels at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, supports the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of America and V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)

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. These stars were out at the Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage)

Sigourney Weaver supports the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

Sigourney Weaver supports the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.


It is wonderful that celebrities have the power to make us aware of causes that need our support. But the onus is still on us to do our homework before making a contribution. A celebrity’s endorsement simply can not serve as a substitute for researching a charity. First of all, even if you are the number one fan of a particular celebrity, you two probably do not have exactly the same philanthropic interests. Second, the celebrity may not have thoroughly vetted the charity’s finances, commitment to accountability and transparency or its programmatic accomplishments — all steps that savvy donors take before making a donation.

Charity Navigator presented a list of celebrity-related charities to help you determine which may be worthy of a contribution from you. While this certainly isn’t an exhaustive list, it is an extensive list of celebrity-charity relationships. The Charity Navigator rating shows


Charity Name Rating
A Place Called Home 4 stars
Al Roker
Africare 4 stars
Nelson Mandela
Alaska Conservation Foundation 4 stars
Jimmy Carter
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation 4 stars
Afleet Alex, Alex Gordon, Anna Gunn, Bailee Madison, Cindy Crawford, Jordin Sparks, Marc Summers, Peter Facinelli
American Academy in Berlin 4 stars
Henry Kissinger
American Museum of Natural History 4 stars
Michael Bloomberg, Tom Brokaw
amfAR 4 stars
Elizabeth Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Kenneth Cole, Sharon Stone
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America 4 stars
Kate Snow, Lynn Swan, Matt Lauer, Nick Lachey, Patricia Heaton, Wayne Brady
The Boomer Esiason Foundation 4 stars
Boomer Esiason
BRAC USA 4 stars
Mahabub Hossain
Canine Companions for Independence 4 stars
Dean Koontz
The Carter Center 4 stars
Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn Carter
Center for Economic and Policy Research 4 stars
Danny Glover
College Summit 4 stars
Don Cheadle
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 4 stars
Jack Hanna
Disabled Veterans’ LIFE Memorial Foundation 4 stars
Gary Sinise
Dream Foundation 4 stars
Priscilla Presley
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 4 stars
Gloria Reuben, Neal McDonough, Nigel Barker
Elton John AIDS Foundation 4 stars
Elton John, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg
Environmental Advocates of New York 4 stars
Blythe Danner
Fisher House Foundation 4 stars
Denzel Washington
Free the Slaves 4 stars
Desmond Tutu
Grassroot Soccer 4 stars
Ethan Zohn
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association 4 stars
Betty White
Harlem RBI 4 stars
Mark Teixeira
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 stars
George H. Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Ronald Reagan
Keep a Child Alive 4 stars
Alicia Keys
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 4 stars
Michael Bloomberg
Livestrong Foundation 4 stars
Lance Armstrong
Magic Johnson Foundation 4 stars
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 4 stars
Eva Longoria
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research 4 stars
Michael J. Fox
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. 4 stars
Amy Grant, Bon Jovi, Donny Osmond, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 4 stars
John Walsh
National Kidney Foundation 4 stars
Rusty Wallace, Tina Fey
National Organization on Disability 4 stars
George H.W. Bush
Natural Resources Defense Council 4 stars
James Taylor, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Redford
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation 4 stars
George W. Bush
New York Restoration Project 4 stars
Bette Midler
Oceana 4 stars
January Jones, Kelsey Grammer, Pierce Brosnan, Ted Danson
Project A.L.S. 4 stars
Ben Stiller, Julianna Margulies
Rainforest Foundation US 4 stars
Sting , Trudie Styler
Refugees International 4 stars
Matt Dillon, Queen Noor Al-Hussein, Sam Waterson
Ronald McDonald House Charities 4 stars
Al Roker, Billy Bush, Carl Lewis, Cindy Crawford, Hayden Panettiere, Mario Lopez
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation 4 stars
George Schultz, Nancy Reagan, Rudolph Giuliani, Rupert Murdoch, Steve Forbes, T. Boone Pickens
Shelter Network 4 stars
Maya Angelou
Special Olympics 4 stars
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bart Conner, Jackie Chan, Maria Shriver, Michael Phelps, Nadia Comaneci, Pierce Brosnan, Scott Hamilton, Timothy Shriver, Vanessa Williams, Yao Ming
Sundance Institute 4 stars
Robert Redford
The Sunlight Foundation 4 stars
Jimmy Wales
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation 4 stars
Tony La Russa
UCP Wheels for Humanity 4 stars
Ali MacGraw, Tim Allen
United Nations Foundation 4 stars
Ted Turner
United Way Worldwide 4 stars
Dolly Parton
V-Day 4 stars
Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Kerry Washington, Rosario Dawson, Salma Hayek
Vital Voices Global Partnership 4 stars
Diane von Furstenburg, Sally Field 4 stars
Matt Damon
The Wild Animal Sanctuary 4 stars
Jessica Biel
WildAid 4 stars
Bo Derek, Harrison Ford, Leonardo DiCaprio, Yao Ming
Actors and Others for Animals 3 stars
Betty White, Doris Day, Joanne Worley, Loretta Swit
Adopt A 3 stars
Drew Barrymore
After-School All-Stars 3 stars
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kobe Bryant, Maria Shriver
Alaska Wilderness League 3 stars
Jimmy Carter
ALSAC – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 3 stars
Marlo Thomas
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 3 stars
Dick Cheney
American Film Institute 3 stars
Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Steven Spielberg
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra 3 stars
Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta
American Heart Association 3 stars
Andie McDowell
American Humane Association 3 stars
Paula Abdul
American Parkinson Disease Association 3 stars
Muhammad Ali
America’s Promise Alliance 3 stars
Colin Powell
Baby Buggy 3 stars
Jessica Seinfeld
Baltimore Reads 3 stars
Cal Ripkin, Jr.
Best Buddies International 3 stars
David Caruso, Mark Montigny
Better World Fund 3 stars
Kofi Annan, Ted Turner
Blue Ridge Broadcasting Corporation 3 stars
Billy Graham
Boys & Girls Clubs of America 3 stars
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 O’Neal, Smokey Robinson, Swin Cash, Usher
Camp Boggy Creek 3 stars
Norman Schwarzkopf, Paul Newman
Camp Sunshine, Georgia 3 stars
Jeff Foxworthy, Julianne Chambliss, Saxby Chambliss
Careers through Culinary Arts Program 3 stars
Al Roker, Jacques Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson, Tim Zagat
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation 3 stars
Muhammad Ali
The Center for Strategic and International Studies 3 stars
Henry Kissinger
The Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation 3 stars
Chi Chi Rodriguez
Children Affected by AIDS Foundation 3 stars
Doris Roberts, James Gandolfini, Jamie Lee Curtis
The Children’s Health Fund 3 stars
Paul Simon
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation 3 stars
Christopher Reeve
Coalition for Clean Air 3 stars
Ed Begley, Jr.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International 3 stars
Sigourney Weaver
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation For Autism 3 stars
Doug Flutie
Eisenhower Fellowships 3 stars
Christie Todd Whitman, Colin Powell, George H.W. Bush, Henry Kissinger
Entertainment Industry Foundation 3 stars
Charlize Theron, Katie Couric, Pierce Brosnan
Farm Aid 3 stars
Dave Mathews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Willie Nelson
Freedom Alliance 3 stars
Oliver North
The Fresh Air Fund 3 stars
Mariah Carey, Tiki Barber
Geffen Playhouse 3 stars
David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg
Gilda’s Club Chicago 3 stars
Gilda Radner
God’s Love We Deliver 3 stars
Joan Rivers
The Goodman Theatre 3 stars
Brian Dennehy
Green Dot Public Schools 3 stars
Oscar De La Hoya
Greenpeace Fund 3 stars
Habitat for Humanity International 3 stars
Jimmy Carter
Healthy Child Healthy World 3 stars
Amy Brenneman, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Olivia Newton-John
The Hole in the Wall Gang Fund 3 stars
Julia Roberts, Paul Newman
Horizons National 3 stars
Brian Williams
Human Rights First 3 stars
Sigourney Weaver
Hunter’s Hope Foundation 3 stars
Jim Kelly
In Defense of Animals 3 stars
Elaine Hendrix
International OCD Foundation 3 stars
Elizabeth McIngvale, Jeff Bell
International Tennis Hall of Fame 3 stars
Jim Courier, Pam Shriver, Patrick McEnroe
Jazz at Lincoln Center 3 stars
Michael Bloomberg, Wynton Marsalis
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation 3 stars
Joe Torre
John F. Kennedy Library Foundation 3 stars
Caroline Kennedy
Joslin Diabetes Center 3 stars
Ray Allen
Chuck Norris
Literacy Partners 3 stars
Liz Smith
Make-A-Wish America 3 stars
Chris Webber, Grant Hill, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Donnalley, Michael Johnson
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 3 stars
Bob Hope, Michelle Obama, Ronald Reagan
Mitchell Institute 3 stars
George J. Mitchell
The Museum of Modern Art 3 stars
Michael Bloomberg
Museum of the City of New York 3 stars
Michael Bloomberg
My Stuff Bags Foundation 3 stars
Michael Reagan
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund 3 stars
Thurgood Marshall
National Constitution Center 3 stars
Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Sandra Day O’Connor
National Inclusion Project 3 stars
Clay Aiken
National Women’s History Museum 3 stars
Meryl Streep
The Nature Conservancy 3 stars
Michael Douglas
New York City Ballet 3 stars
Michael Bloomberg
New York City Center 3 stars
Joanne Woodward
Operation USA 3 stars
Julie Andrews
The Paley Center for Media 3 stars
Kim Cattrall
Positive Coaching Alliance 3 stars
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 Dorsett
Pro Kids Golf Academy 3 stars
Ernest H. Wright, Sr.
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival 3 stars
Jimmy Smits, Kevin Kline, Liev Schrieber, Michael Bloomberg, Morgan Freeman, Nora Ephron, Sam Waterson
Race to Erase MS 3 stars
Avril Lavigne, Tom Arnold, Tommy Hilfiger
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 3 stars
Christina Ricci
Riverkeeper 3 stars
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Room to Grow 3 stars
Uma Thurman
Santa Barbara Zoo 3 stars
John Cleese
Several Sources Shelters 3 stars
Stephen Baldwin
SOS Children’s Villages-USA 3 stars
Sarah Ferguson
Spirit of America 3 stars
George P. Shultz
Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation 3 stars
Lee Iacocca
Symphony Space 3 stars
Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon, Stephen Colbert, William Hurt
Tiger Woods Foundation 3 stars
Tiger Woods
Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation 3 stars
Tom Coughlin
Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 3 stars
Julianne Moore
United States Fund for UNICEF 3 stars
Alyssa Milano, Clay Aiken, India.Arie , Laurence Fishburne, Lucy Liu, Sarah Jessica Parker, Téa Leoni
USA Cares 3 stars
Dennis Miller
USA for UNHCR 3 stars
Angelina Jolie
Victory Junction Gang 3 stars
Kyle Petty
William J. Clinton Foundation 3 stars
Bill Clinton
WITNESS 3 stars
Peter Gabriel
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts 3 stars
Michelle Obama, Tony Bennett, Trisha Yearwood
Women for Women International 3 stars
Rania Al-Abdullah
World Society for the Protection of Animals 3 stars
Audrey Landers, Simon Cowell, Tiffani Thiessen
Youth For Tomorrow 3 stars
Joe Gibbs
All Stars Helping Kids 2 stars
Emmitt Smith, Kristi Yamaguchi, Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott
American Cinematheque 2 stars
Candice Bergen, Francis Coppola, Goldie Hawn, Martin Scorsese
American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for the Study of Israel 2 stars
Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright
Amnesty International USA 2 stars
Bono , Nazanin Boniadi, Nicolas Cage
Apollo Theater Foundation 2 stars
Quincy Jones
CJ Foundation for SIDS 2 stars
Don Imus
Country Music Foundation 2 stars
Taylor Swift
The Gorilla Foundation 2 stars
Betty White
Helen Woodward Animal Center 2 stars
Diane Keaton
International Campaign for Tibet 2 stars
Richard Gere
John Tracy Clinic 2 stars
Robert Wagner
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International 2 stars
Mary Tyler Moore, Nick Jonas, Sugar Ray Leonard
Last Chance for Animals 2 stars
Chris DeRose
Los Angeles Opera 2 stars
Placido Domingo
March of Dimes 2 stars
Denny Hamlin, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson, Nicole Kidman, Sherri Shepherd
Muscular Dystrophy Association 2 stars
Jerry Lewis
National Coalition Against Censorship 2 stars
Judy Blume
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 2 stars
Alec Baldwin, Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson, Pink , Woody Harrelson
The Roar Foundation 2 stars
Antonio Banderas, Betty White, Bo Derek, Loni Anderson, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren
Save the Manatee Club 2 stars
Jimmy Buffett
Seeds of Peace 2 stars
Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Queen Noor Al-Hussein
Southeastern Legal Foundation 2 stars
Edwin Meese
Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation 2 stars
H.M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain
The Climate Reality Project 2 stars
Al Gore
Waterkeeper Alliance 2 stars
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Women’s Sports Foundation 2 stars
Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Dominique Dawes, Geena Davis, Holly Hunter, Laila Ali, Martina Navratilova, Mia Hamm, Sheryl Crow
Alonzo Mourning Charities 1 stars
Alonzo Mourning
American Diabetes Association 1 stars
Donovan McNabb, Elliott Yamin, Gladys Knight, Greg LeMond, Joan Allen, Lovie Smith, Tony Dungy
American Tinnitus Association 1 stars
William Shatner
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education 1 stars
Andre Agassi, Emeril Lagasse, Sir Elton John
George Bush Presidential Library Foundation 1 stars
Andrew H. Card, Jr., Jeb Bush
The Imus Ranch 1 stars
Don Imus
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation 1 stars
Larry King
Marijuana Policy Project Foundation 1 stars
Adam Carolla, Bill Maher, Jack Black, Jesse Ventura
MASS MoCA 1 stars
Meryl Streep
Miracle Flights for Kids 1 stars
Bruce Jenner, Wayne Newton
National Council of Negro Women 1 stars
Maya Angelou
Teachers Without Borders 1 stars
Jane Goodall
Teammates for Kids Foundation 1 stars
Garth Brooks
VH1 Save The Music Foundation 1 stars
Wynton Marsalis
California Police Youth Charities 0 stars
Brande Roderick
Operation Lookout 0 stars
Dyan Cannon