Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Donates $13.6M to Antibody Testing

May 06

In 2015 on the birthday of their daughter, pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, set up the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to fight disease worldwide. In the past 5 years, most of their activities have been towards securing funding beyond the $1 billion in yearly funds coming from Facebook shares, but now they are taking a step forward. On...

Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Rihanna Expands COVID Philanthropy, Teams up with Jack Dorsey

Apr 24

Robyn Fenty, better known as the celebrity music artist Rihanna, is on the philanthropic front lines of the COVID-19 impact on the world. In March, her charity the Clara Lionel Foundation (named for her grandparents) donated $5 million to relief efforts both in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She also donated an unknown quantity of personal protective equipment to hospitals in New York State. In...

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

LEGO Retrofits Machines to Make PPE for Hospitals and Donates LEGO sets

Apr 23

On April 9th, Danish toy company LEGO announced that they had retrofitted dozens of their machines to make protective facial visors to donate to hospitals in Denmark and possibly around other EU countries. “This week we began to make visors at our factory in Billund for healthcare workers on the frontline in Denmark. We are so incredibly proud of the team who made this happen. They worked around...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Pledges $1 Billion to Fight COVID-19

Apr 16

Jack Dorsey founded Twitter, perhaps the most impactful of all the social media giants, in 2006 when he was 30 years old. He followed it up by developing Square, a banking company facilitating e-payments via smart phone. Seven years later, only hours after Twitter went public, Dorsey became a billionaire. Now in 2020, his net worth is estimated around $5.5 billion. On Tuesday, April 7th, Dorsey...

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

The Home Depot Donates Its Entire Supply of Masks to Fight Coronavirus

Apr 09

Prior to the current international health crisis, most health care workers would rarely need an N95 mask. The tight-fitting respirators use non-woven fibers to keep particles as small as viroids from passing through, either in or out, and they’re excessive for most health-care uses. Physician Sidnee McElroy, doctor and educator, reports that before COVID-19, she’d only worn one on...

Rihanna Donates $5 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in At-Risk Communities.

Rihanna Donates $5 Million to COVID-19 Response Efforts in At-Risk Communities.

Apr 02

The Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) was founded in 2012 by singing star Rihanna and named for her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The Foundation is dedicated to healthcare, educational reform, and emergency response. According to the Foundation’s Wikipedia page, “One of the core pillars of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s work is to transform the way the world responds to...