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Something You Did Not Know About Carmelo Anthony

Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:05 am

http://www.givingback.org/GivingBack30.html

As reported in People magazine, The Giving Back Fund has compiled a list of the celebrities who have made the largest personal public donations to charity in 2006.

Encouragement-by-example is the main reason for the Giving Back 30 list,” says Marc Pollick, President of The Giving Back Fund. “Ten years ago when Slate magazine first published the Slate 60 reporting on the most generous American philanthropists, the last donor on their list gave $5 million. This year the last donor donated $30 million to charity.

This is the type of growth we are hoping to inspire within the sports and entertainment community. One cannot help but be influenced by the generosity of his or her peers.”

1
Oprah Winfrey
$58,300,000
Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy,
Oprah's Angel Network, and other groups
2
Geoffrey Beene
$44,000,000
(bequest)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
3
Jack and Marie
Lord
$40,000,000
(bequest)
Hawaii Community Foundation
4
Barbra Streisand
$11,750,000
Barbra Streisand Foundation, numerous
civil liberties, environmental, and civil
rights organizations "dedicated to
democratic values"
5
Tiger Woods
$9,500,000
Tiger Woods Learning Center, Earl D.
Woods Sr. Scholarship Fund, and other
Tiger Woods Foundation programs
6
Rosie O'Donnell
$5,700,000
Katrina Relief efforts including
Renaissance Village (a temporary shelter
for Katrina victims), day care centers, a
rehabilitation center in San Antonio, and a
Habitat for Humanity sub division in Baton
Rouge
7
Martha Stewart
$5,000,000
New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital for a center
on healthy aging
8
Carmelo Anthony
$4,282,000
CAF Youth Center in Baltimore, AAU
Basketball, Syracuse University
Recreational Center, and other charities


Not a bad list to be on.

Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:10 pm

Go 'cuse!
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