New Profile: Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)

New Profile: Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)

Sep 28

Abel Tesfaye, also known as “The Weeknd,” is the latest celebrity to be featured on Philanthropic People. Tesfaye has shown tremendous dedication to promoting racial equality, including a recent donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. To read more about Abel Tesfaye, click...

Meet Brigitte Bardot: French Actress Turned Animal Rights Activist

Meet Brigitte Bardot: French Actress Turned Animal Rights Activist

Sep 13

Born in 1934, Brigitte Bardot is a famous singer, actress, dancer, and model who starred in French 50s and 60s films. Films she’s starred in include And God Created Woman and Contempt. She retired from acting in the 1970s and instead devoted her time to animal activism. Bardot is known for famously saying, “I gave my beauty and youth to men, I am going to give my wisdom and experience to...

Taylor Swift Helps Lucky Fan With Student Loans

Taylor Swift Helps Lucky Fan With Student Loans

Jan 16

Taylor Swift has already made a name for herself for her catchy pop music, and now the star is gaining serious traction as one of the most philanthropic-minded celebrities out there today. Swift has always been very open about how much she values her fans, and lately, she’s taken this appreciation to new heights by making efforts to personally thank some of them in truly creative ways. Swift’s...

Philanthropic People: General David Petraeus

Philanthropic People: General David Petraeus

Nov 21

Earlier this month, people around the country celebrated Veterans Day, an annual holiday that honors the men and women who have served in the United States military. Although this day is one that focuses on the courage and patriotism of these veterans, it’s also a time to reflect upon veteran advocacy and health. One man who has devoted his life to the military is former General David Petraeus,...

Philanthropic People: Daniel Loeb

Philanthropic People: Daniel Loeb

Nov 07

Daniel Loeb, CEO of Third Point LLC and a leader in portfolio management, risk management, and research, may be best known for his contributions to the business world…but he has a long history of diverse charitable giving as well. Loeb’s causes include education, health, community, and progressive issues such as LGBT rights. Education: Daniel Loeb serves as chairman of the Success Academies...

Spooky Nonprofit Profile: Random Acts of Halloween

Spooky Nonprofit Profile: Random Acts of Halloween

Oct 22

Holidays are a great time to take part in charitable initiatives; there are countless food drives at Thanksgiving, and tons of volunteer opportunities around Christmastime and New Year’s. But what about Halloween? This spooky and fun holiday often gets overlooked in terms of how to give it a philanthropic edge. New York-based nonprofit Random Acts of Halloween is one organization that decided to...