May 26, 2010

Star Studded Award Show to Benefit Autism Speaks

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:11 pm by philanthropynews

May 24, 2010

Matt Damon Honored By Save The Children For Charity Work

Posted in Philanthropy at 8:22 pm by philanthropynews

Matt Damon with wife Lucinda and Save the Children's President and CEOMatt Damon with wife Lucinda and Save the Children’s President and CEO

Actor Matt Damon received Save the Children’s Leadership Award at the annual Celebration of Hope event in Greenwich on Friday, May 21.

Damon was honored for his steadfast commitment to mothers and children in the poorest regions of the world. The benefit, which raised funds for Save the Children’s newborn and child survival programs, was hosted by Ann Curry, NBC’s Today Show and Dateline anchor. Other NBC attendees included Brian Williams, Meredith Vieira, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.

“I have bumped into Save the Children staff members around the world and think they are some of the most incredible people I have ever met,” said Damon. “They are professional and passionate about protecting children in some of the most difficult and impoverished places.”

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May 11, 2010

Gary Siegler launches The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation website

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Gary Siegler launches the official website for The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation.

The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation emphasizes gifts to organizations benefiting underprivileged children and educational institutions. In addition, the Foundation has made gifts to hospitals and organizations helping sick children and adults. The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation has also made contributions to art institutions open to the public.

In recent years, the Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation has made gifts to a wide range of organizations including:

Alliance for Lupus Research
American Museum of Natural History
Arts Connection
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Baby Buggy
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Burden Center for the Aging
Carnegie Hall
Central Park Conservancy
Central Park Playground Partners
Chabad Lubavitch Midtown Center
Chai Lifeline
Children Home Society of Florida
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Children’s Storefront, The
Common Ground Community
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Dramatists Guild Fund, The
Eldridge Street Project
Food Allergy Initiative
Fresh Air Fund, The
Frick Collection, The
Group for the South Fork
Henry Street Settlement
Irvington Institute for Immunological Research
Israel Children’s Center
JCC Manhattan
Jewish Communal Fund
Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc
Madison Avenue Presbyterian Day School
Miami Country Day School
Ms. Foundation for Women
Mt. Sinai Children’s Center Foundation
Mt. Sinai Pediatric Endocrinology
NA AMAT USA
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation
National Alliance for Autism Research
Natural Resource Defense Council
Neue Galerie New York
New York Junior Tennis League
New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
New York Weill Cornell Medical Center
Phoenix House
Pine Crest School
Planned Parenthood
Princess Grace Foundation- USA
Rabbinical College Tosh
Rachel Cooper Foundation
Randall�s Island Sports Foundation
Robin Hood Foundation
School for Strings, The
School of American Ballet
Scleroderma Research Foundation
Temple Sinai of North Dade, Inc.
Thirteen
UJA Federation of NY
University of Pennsylvania
Whitney Museum of American Art

Friends of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Posted in Philanthropy tagged , at 6:35 pm by philanthropynews

It is with deep appreciation that the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America acknowledges the generous and loyal support of the donors who have contributed the following gifts, or who have been instrumental in raising funds for the Foundation during fiscal year 2007.

Associates

The Retirement Research Foundation
Rich Foundation, Inc.
Bruce Robbins
Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf
Don & Marilyn Rodman
The Rorer Foundation
Mr.& Mrs. Joseph Rosen
Mr. Joseph Rosenberg
Irv Rosenberg
Renee & Edward Ross Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. George Ross
Mrs. Pamela Rothenberg
Mr. Eric Rothfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Marc Rowan
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rubenstone
Kenneth P. Rubin, M.D.
Dianne Ruthman
Mr. & Mrs. Don Safer
Mr. & Mrs. Norton Sarnoff
Irving Schatz
Geoff Schechter & Tina Hoffman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schechter
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Scheinfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Schiff
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley F. Schlozman
Mr. & Mrs. David Schustack
Ron Schwartz
Mr. Scott Schweighauser
Mr. Jeremy Sclar
Mrs. Anita Shapiro
Norman Shapiro
Mr. Joel Sharenow
Mr. & Mrs. Louie Shemaria
Daniel Shoemaker
Mr. Mace Siegel
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Siegler

[For the complete list click here…]

May 10, 2010

Charity Brings Peru To Hollywood Tonight

Posted in Philanthropy at 6:59 pm by philanthropynews

Hollywood will host a special benefit screening of “Princess Kaiulani” followed by a Peruvian Cultural Celebration and Q&A session with the film’s star Q’orianka Kilcher tonight, Monday, May 10.

Among those expected to attend are Q’orianka Kilcher (The New World), Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Chaske Spencer (New Moon) and many others.

Set against the dramatic island backdrop of Hawaii and based on the inspiring true story, Princess Kaiulani is a breathtaking romance about an unlikely heroine and her unwavering fight to defend the independence of her people. Monday’s screening will be followed by a Q&A with “Princess Kaiulani” star Q’orianka Kilcher, Peruvian entertainment , guest speakers, and an VIP after party featuring traditional Peruvian dance and music, Peruvian cuisine, appetizers, and hosted bar with exotic cocktails, Peruvian beer and a silent auction.

The event will benefit the Peruvian American Medical Society and the Peruvian community in an effort to bring aid and support to Peru’s flood victims and indigenous communities living on the front lines of Climate Change…

{Read more via Look to the Stars}

Christina Aguilera To Head To Haiti For Charity Mission

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May 9, 2010

Holly-Rod for Kids | Tale Of Two Tammys

Posted in Philanthropy at 5:03 pm by philanthropynews

The life of the mother of a child with autism is far from ordinary.

Even the simplest of tasks or everyday chores can be a struggle.

For mothers like Tammy Jett and Tammy Prince, mothering an autistic child after raising older children became a whole new world.

“Everything is different,” explained Jett, 38, the mother of 5-year-old Michael, who was diagnosed with autism just two years ago. “Even just going to Walmart. He won’t go in Walmart. The bright lights and the noise and all the people … are just too much for him.”

Simple tasks like grocery shopping, getting haircuts and going on vacation require strategic planning to make certain people are in place to look after Michael, who requires 24/7 care, according to Jett, who lives in Fort Smith.

Jett and her husband of 20 years, Lance, have four children. Nichole, 19, is the oldest and is a huge help. Nine-year-old Lydia and 8-year-old Elizabeth both understand the need for Michael’s care…

Celebrity mothers Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson Peete, both of whom have children with autism, have become advocates of the disease, sharing their struggles and triumphs publicly. Peete currently appears on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” where she is raising money for her charity, the HollyRod Foundation, which offers comfort and support to families of autism and other serious diseases.

{Read more via The Times Record}

May 8, 2010

Tour de Cure kicks off to raise funds for diabetes

Posted in Philanthropy at 4:50 pm by philanthropynews

The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders and walkers to take part in the annual Central Arkansas Tour de Cure and Diabetes Walk.

The fundraiser is today at Murray Park in Little Rock to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease.

“It will be a great event that includes a healthy living fair, good food, and entertainment for the entire family” said Rick Selig, Director of the American Diabetes Association. ” But the real reward comes in knowing that every mile they ride or walk…

{Read more via Today’s THV}

May 5, 2010

Dog Whisperer Kicks Off 16th Northsore Animal Adoptathon

Posted in Philanthropy tagged , at 4:58 pm by philanthropynews

World-renowned Dog Whisperer, Cesar Milan, joined the North Shore Animal League America to kick off its premier global pet adoption event on Saturday to help save the lives of homeless pets. The 36-hour marathon event, dubbed the Pet Adoptathon®, featured fun for the entire family including performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, face painting, raffles, kids games, arts and crafts, balloon sculptures, an animal communicator, pet-related product vendors, spring plant sales, smoothies and even a coffee bar, all while spreading awareness of pet adoption and how important it is. 

“Remember the hope and forgiveness that dogs give,” Milan said. “Saving a dog is saving our lives as human beings.”

The first Pet Adoptathon, in 1995, began as a North Shore Animal League America adoption event, with the goal of finding homes for each pet in the shelter. Encouraged by its success, the Animal League invited shelters worldwide to participate in the Pet Adoptathon…

{Read more via the Port Washington Patch}