Category Archives: Celebrity-Philanthropist

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation donates $3 million to boost Nepal’s tiger population

 The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded a $3 million grant to the World Wildlife Fund to help save tigers in Nepal. (Photo of DiCaprio: leonardiocaprio.com)

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awarded a $3 million grant to the World Wildlife Fund to help save tigers in Nepal. (Photo of DiCaprio: leonardiocaprio.com)

 

 

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $3 million to the World Wildlife Fund to help double the number of tigers in Nepal within the next nine years.

Leonardo DiCaprio, 39, remains a major player in Hollywood, and is using his celebrity to raise money for global causes . . .

Click here to read more about the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

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Oprah’s yard sale raises $600K for charity

Oprah at 2011 Television Critics Award show.

Oprah at 2011 Television Critics Award show. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

 

 

Oprah Winfrey auctioned off many of her personal belongings Saturday at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club in Carpinteria, Calif. The final sales figures aren’t in yet but so far more than $600,000 has been raised with proceeds to benefit the Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa . . .

Click here to read about Oprah’s epic yard sale to benefit charity.

Chaka Khan performs in Chicago, ‘stands her ground’ by canceling in Miami

Chaka Khan performs at the BET awards. July 1, 2012, tribute to Whitney Houston. (Image: AP/Matt Sayles)

Chaka Khan performs at the BET awards. July 1, 2012, tribute to Whitney Houston. (Image: AP/Matt Sayles)

 

 

Ten-time grammy-award winning singer-songwriter-activist Chaka Khan has returned to Chicago for a celebratory weekend. A section of Blackstone Avenue, near Hyde Park Boulevard, has a new honorary name: “Chaka Khan Way,” and the sign was unveiled Saturday. Khan is overjoyed about the new sign on Blackstone and will express her thanks by giving a free concert in Chicago’s Millennium Park on Sunday, the first of a yearly event . . .

Click here to read about Chaka Khan’s celebratory weekend in Chicago and why she canceled a concert in Miami.