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Celebucation: Celebrities and their Donations to Education

CELE BUCATION CELEBRITIES AND THEIR DONATIONS TO EDUCATION *STAR DONO RS VALUE: $100 MILLION VALUE: $40 MILLION VALUE: PRICELESS Facebook creator MARK ZUCKERBERG donated $100 Singer BEYONCE made a surprise appearance at a public school in Harlem in 2011, teaching students a dance routine as part of the "Let's Move" campaign to end childhood obesity. TV host OPRAH WINFREY opened her Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa in 2007, million to troubled Newark schools in 2010 to help them retain teachers who would have been fired due to budget cuts. which houses and educates 300 students for free. MILLION OLLAR UNIQUE GIFTS CLUB GORDON RAMSAY'S SECRET RECIPE VALUE: $2.1 MILLION Professional baseball team the CLEVELAND INDIANS gave $2.1 million to the Cleveland Metropoli- tan School District in 2011 -- just the latest in the team's charities for local sports programs. VALUE: $4,800 Chef GORDON RAMSAY donated a recipe to Boundary Oak School in England to use in their fundraising cookbook and got other chefs to contribute as well. VALUE: $1.1 MILLION In 1996, Microsoft co-founder BILL GATES donated $1.1 million in cash and software to the LA. Public Library and schools for computers, training and network upgrades. JACK BLACK: THE BEST FAN? VALUE: $1 MILLION In 2007, actor DENZEL WASHINGTON gave Texas' Wiley College $1 million to re-establish the school's debate team, which was the subject of his film, The Great Debators. VALUE: $10,000 In 2011, a school band's hopes to perform in a were nearly dashed when the group came up short in travel money. Actor and musician JACK BLACK gave $10,000 to fund the trip -- and showed up to cheer on the band! Disneyland parade SUPERHEROES MADONNA GIVES.. HER BOOTS? VALUE: $5,418 SHAKIRA In 2011, pop star MADONNA donated a pair of Chanel boots auction fundraiser at VALUE: $400,000 Following the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, singer SHAKIRA donated $400,000 to rebuild schools. to New York City's LaGuardia High School. FINSTIN SOURCES VALUE: $40,000 After a 2011 theft at West Philadelphia High School, actor and Philly native WILL SMITH donated 30 computers to replace stolen ones. design by francesca greggs & lemonwood design. @TeacherCert

Celebucation: Celebrities and their Donations to Education

shared by Angel on Dec 28
Celebrities are known for star power but they're often admired for their generosity to charity's and non profits. This infographic takes a look at the celebrities that donated money for education and ...


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