ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Over $100 Million

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Over $100 Million Sep 2, 2014

ALS, a disease that causes progressive paralysis and then death within two to five years, did not used to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. That all changed this summer when former Boston College Baseball captain Pete Frates, who has the disease, started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More
Eminent Figures Get Behind Effort To Free Nigerian Schoolgirls

Eminent Figures Get Behind Effort To Free Nigerian Schoolgirls May 8, 2014

A group of over 40 eminent individuals from around the world are today calling for a global effort to free the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month. More
Bill Gates Gives Advice On How To Help

Bill Gates Gives Advice On How To Help Feb 27, 2014

When Bill Gates was looking into what he could do in the world of philanthropy, he says he looked for problems to which governments weren’t already paying attention. That turned out, in the mid-90s, to be global health. More
Bill Gates Debunks Myths Surrounding Poverty

Bill Gates Debunks Myths Surrounding Poverty Jan 28, 2014

In philanthropist Bill Gates' 2014 annual letter for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he debunks three myths that he sees are hindering progress towards ending world poverty. More
Bill Gates Looks at 2013's Successes

Bill Gates Looks at 2013's Successes Dec 31, 2013

Bill Gates has taken a look at the last year, and compiled an uplifting list to offer hope for humanity in 2014. More
Bill And Melinda Gates Select Four Charities For Giving Tuesday

Bill And Melinda Gates Select Four Charities For Giving Tuesday Nov 29, 2013

Bill and Melinda Gates are supporting Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving on Dec. 3. More
Celebrities Get Charitable: Big Names Making a Big Difference

Celebrities Get Charitable: Big Names Making a Big Difference Nov 21, 2013

The $10 billion donation Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave to his foundation in January 2010 to distribute vaccines to children across the globe was the largest single charitable gift ever, according to the UK Daily Mail. Celebrities continue to use their influence and assets to help those who need the help the most. As the holidays approach, here are three celebrities who remind us all that it’s better to give than receive. More
Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club - Grow Your Own Business Challenge

Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club - Grow Your Own Business Challenge Oct 29, 2013

The Fairholme Foundation has announced the launch of the third year of competition for the Warren Buffett Secret Millionaires Club “Grow Your Own Business Challenge.” More
Bill and Melinda Gates To Receive Award for Improving Lives

Bill and Melinda Gates To Receive Award for Improving Lives Sep 16, 2013

Bill and Melinda Gates are to be awarded a prestigious Lasker Award for their contributions to public health. More
Isabeli Fontana Joins Rotary Polio Eradication Campaign

Isabeli Fontana Joins Rotary Polio Eradication Campaign Aug 7, 2013

Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary's “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. More
Pitbull Kicks Off National Charter School Conference

Pitbull Kicks Off National Charter School Conference Jul 5, 2013

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released remarks by internationally renowned, multi-platinum recording artist Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull, before an audience Monday morning of 4,000 public charter school leaders and advocates from across the country. More
Danny Boyle And Bill Gates Attend Big IF In Hyde Park

Danny Boyle And Bill Gates Attend Big IF In Hyde Park Jun 18, 2013

As tens of thousands of people gathered at London’s Hyde Park for the Big IF on Saturday, June 8, world leaders at the Hunger Summit a few miles away pledged money that will save 1.7 million children’s lives. More
Archie Panjabi Travels to India to Help Eradicate Polio

Archie Panjabi Travels to India to Help Eradicate Polio May 27, 2013

British-born actress Archie Panjabi, best known to millions of TV viewers as the sultry, enigmatic investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit CBS series, “The Good Wife,” has teamed up with the humanitarian organization Rotary International to protect children everywhere by eradicating the paralyzing disease polio. More
Bill Gates And will.i.am Push For Computer Programming Education

Bill Gates And will.i.am Push For Computer Programming Education Feb 27, 2013

Code.org, a non-profit focused on computer programming education, launched this week with a short film starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey , Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, and others. More
Bill Gates Says Measurement Is A Key To Success

Bill Gates Says Measurement Is A Key To Success Feb 22, 2013

“Without feedback from precise measurement,” Bill Gates quotes author William Rosen, “invention is ‘doomed to be rare and erratic.’ With it, invention becomes ‘commonplace.’” More
Psy Supports Polio Campaign

Psy Supports Polio Campaign Feb 4, 2013

South Korean pop star Psy has joined the growing roster of public figures and celebrities participating in Rotary International's “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. More
Bill Gates Highlights Goal Setting In Fifth Annual Letter

Bill Gates Highlights Goal Setting In Fifth Annual Letter Jan 30, 2013

In his fifth annual letter, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlights how setting clear goals and accurate measurement are key to improving the lives of poor people around the globe. More
Stars Back Major Hunger And Malnutrition Campaign

Stars Back Major Hunger And Malnutrition Campaign Jan 24, 2013

Hunger and malnutrition in childhood will trap almost a billion young people in poverty by 2025, according to a major new campaign, launched today by Britain’s leading development charities and faith groups. ‘Enough Food for Everyone IF’ is the largest coalition of its kind in the UK since Make Poverty History in 2005. More
Billionaires Answer Bill Gates And Warren Buffett’s Call To Give

Billionaires Answer Bill Gates And Warren Buffett’s Call To Give Nov 14, 2012

In 2010, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, two of the world’s richest men, created The Giving Pledge, an invitation to America’s wealthiest individuals to join Buffett and Gates in committing most of their fortunes to philanthropic causes. More
Jackie Chan Joins Rotary International Campaign To End Polio

Jackie Chan Joins Rotary International Campaign To End Polio Oct 24, 2012

Jackie Chan is among a group of stars – including Desmond Tutu, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, Ziggy Marley, violinist Itzhak Perlman, Grammy Award winner Angelique Kidjo, Queen Noor of Jordan, golf great Jack Nicklaus, and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall – who have joined Rotary International's This Close campaign to eradicate polio. More
Christina Aguilera Honored For Fight Against Hunger

Christina Aguilera Honored For Fight Against Hunger Oct 4, 2012

In partnership with the U.S. Department of State, World Food Program USA have honored David Novak, Chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands and Christina Aguilera, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger with the George McGovern Leadership Award. More
Stars Perform Prior To International AIDS Conference

Stars Perform Prior To International AIDS Conference Jul 26, 2012

On the eve of the opening of the historic International AIDS Conference, a stellar cast of artists, political leaders, and community activists came to Washington, D.C. to mark more than three decades of the global response to the HIV epidemic. More
Bill Gates Honored By amfAR For AIDS Leadership

Bill Gates Honored By amfAR For AIDS Leadership Jul 23, 2012

amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and GBCHealth honored Bill Gates at a benefit event in Washington, D.C., on the eve of the 19th International AIDS Conference, paying tribute to the spirit of global collaboration that has underpinned the world’s progress in the fight against AIDS. More
Elton John And Bill Clinton To Speak At AIDS Conference

Elton John And Bill Clinton To Speak At AIDS Conference Jul 11, 2012

Organizers of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) have announced that President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, philanthropist Bill Gates, and humanitarian Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, will be among the high-level speakers who will join thousands of the world’s top AIDS researchers, community leaders, and other stakeholders in Washington, D.C. this summer. More
Bill Gates Touched By Recent Trip To India

Bill Gates Touched By Recent Trip To India Jul 3, 2012

In a trip to India at the end of May this year, philanthropist Bill Gates visited Ujariaon in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Ujariaon is but one of hundreds of slums in India where the deprivation is staggering. About 2,000 people live in this one square kilometer and are sustained through garbage picking. The visit left a lasting impression on Gates. More
Exclusive Interview: Peter Buffett - Life Is What You Make It

Exclusive Interview: Peter Buffett - Life Is What You Make It Apr 3, 2012

LookToTheStars.org recently talked exclusively with composer, producer and philanthropist Peter Buffett about his book, Life Is What You Make It, finding your own path to fulfillment and growing up in a famous household. More
Bill Gates: Investments In Agriculture Are Best Weapons Against Hunger

Bill Gates: Investments In Agriculture Are Best Weapons Against Hunger Feb 24, 2012

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has told the international agricultural community it had fallen short of delivering the help small farmers in developing countries need, when they need it. More
Bill Gates Asks Governments To Continue Aid Programs

Bill Gates Asks Governments To Continue Aid Programs Feb 22, 2012

As the world economic crisis seeps into its fifth year, philanthropist Bill Gates is more worried about government financial support for developing country programs today than he was after the crash. More
Bill Gates Publishes Annual Letter Covering Health And Education

Bill Gates Publishes Annual Letter Covering Health And Education Jan 26, 2012

Bill Gates has released his annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in which he speaks candidly about his work at the foundation and outlines what needs to be done in terms of global health and education. More
Stars Create Bookprints To Help Children In Need

Stars Create Bookprints To Help Children In Need Dec 14, 2011

A new campaign, ONE MILLION BOOKPRINTS FOR ONE MILLION BOOKS, kicked off yesterday, inviting readers of all ages to create a “Bookprint” at the online community, youarewhatyouread.com. More