Humanitarians that Deserve Recognition
Prior humanitarians that were recognized by the Hollywood Humanitarian Council include Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, director of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, Father Rick Frechette, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Jody Williams.
Amal and George Clooney's foundation was created to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms and communities around the world. "Advancing the cause of justice also means advancing justice for marginalized and vulnerable communities targeted by hate; justice for displaced children deprived of opportunities to learn; justice for refugees seeking to rebuild their lives abroad." TO READ MORE
The Oprah Winfrey Foundation is a tax-deductible charity with total assets of US$172 million. In 2006, Winfrey added US$36 million of her own money to the Foundation. Oprah also created the Oprah's Angel Network, established to encourage people around the world to make a difference in the lives of others. Oprah's vision is to inspire individuals to create opportunities that enable underserved women and children to rise to their potential. TO READ MORE
Cristiano Ronaldo message for Children of Syria: " I am a very famous player but you are the true heroes." "Don't loose your hope." "The world is with you." "I AM WITH YOU." Ronaldo also supports many charities including UNICEF, Save the Children, Make-A-Wish and World Vision. Other causes: Abuse, Adopting, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, Cancer, Children, Disaster, Relief, Education, Health, Human Rights, Poverty, Slavery & Human Trafficking. TO READ MORE
Elton John established the Elton John AIDS Foundation to support innovative HIV prevention, education programs, direct care and support services to people living with HIV. It has raised over $200 million to support HIV related programs in fifty-five countries. TO READ MORE
Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition in 1998, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson's research. Fox announced his retirement from "Spin City" in January 2000. Later that year he launched The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which the New York Times has called "the most credible voice on Parkinson's research in the world." Today the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson's drug development in the world. TO READ MORE
Salma Hayek has been a passionate activist for more than 20 years. Presently she is fighting violence against women, and promoting women’s rights worldwide. Salma is also supporting disadvantaged children. In addition, she co-founded with Beyoncé and Gucci the "Chime For Change," and "Global Citizen," charities among others. TO READ MORE
"Dream Big. Work Hard." The J.J. Watts Foundation provides after-school opportunities for middle-school aged children in the community to become involved in athletics. J.J. Watts brought in more than $37 million to help those affected when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas last year. TO READ MORE
Hollywood Humanitarian Council Honorees
Prior activists/humanitarians that were selected by the Hollywood Humanitarian Council include Sean Penn and his J/P Haitian Relief Organization, director of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, Father Rick Frechette, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos Horta, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ms. Jody Williams.
"Finding An Ecosystem for Ending Global Hunger" World Food Bank
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