Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Action Movie Icon Donnie Yen Donates to Wuhan Medical Workers

Mar 25

Donnie Yen Ji-dan, or just Donnie Yen to most of the world, is a gem of the Hong Kong movie industry. He does everything; actor, director, producer, stuntman, choreographer. And for years now, philanthropist as well. The star of international blockbuster Ip Man, a biographical film about the man who taught Bruce Lee martial arts, Yen is without doubt the highest paid actor in Asia. In 2013, for...

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Donald Trump Donates 2019 Fourth Quarter Salary to Fight COVID-19

Mar 20

Very early in his 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump pledged that he would not be accepting any of his Presidential salary in his first term, and to date he has largely kept that promise. He donates each quarterly paycheck to a different cause. So far, those causes have included the National Park Service, the Department of Education, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the Small...

Bloomberg Donates $2 Million to Fight Voter Suppression

Bloomberg Donates $2 Million to Fight Voter Suppression

Mar 18

Having freshly stepped off of the stage of Democrat candidates, Michael Bloomberg has moved immediately into doing his best to boost voter turnout. “Voter suppression efforts across the country have been a barely disguised effort to keep Black Americans and other Democratic-leaning voters from the polls,” said Bloomberg in a statement on Monday, March 9th. “I’ve always believed we need to...

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

NBA Athletes Step Up to Pay Laid-Off Arena Employees

Mar 14

Now that many U.S. states have issued guidances recommending against any gathering greater than 250, fifty, or even ten people, of course the industries reliant on massive crowds are suffering. For instance, the NBA suspended its 2019-2020 season as of March 11th, with no date set to recommence this year. 65 of the 82 games have already been played, but that’s still 15 games lost. For the...

Oprah Winfrey Gives $13 Million to Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey Gives $13 Million to Morehouse College

Oct 08

On Monday, Oct. 7, philanthropist Oprah Winfrey paid a visit to Atlanta’s Morehouse College to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her scholarship program. While there, the talk show host made a surprise announcement: she would donate an additional $13 million to the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program, bringing her total investment to $25 million. Winfrey said she first began donating to the liberal...

Mellon Foundation Allocates $3.3M to Prison Education

Mellon Foundation Allocates $3.3M to Prison Education

Jun 19

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is investing $3.3 million in prison education programs that are designed to help inmates reintegrate into society. “We know that higher-education-in-prison programs reduce violence inside prisons, improve incarcerated students’ ties with family and community in advance of parole, reduce rates of recidivism, and interrupt the cycle of intergenerational...