Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Carmelo is very Charitable

(Boulder-CO) Because there is absolutely no Nuggets news right now, and my blueprint is not quite complete, here is a list that ranks Carmelo the eighth most charitable celebrity. The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is the creator of the list and is the premier resource in celebrity philanthropy.

Here is the top-ten:

1 Oprah Winfrey $58,300,000 Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Oprah's Angel Network and other groups.

2 Geoffrey Beene $44,000,000 (Bequest) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

3 Jack and Marie Lord $40,000,000 (Bequest) Hawaii Community Foundation.

4 Barbra Streisand $11,750,000 Barbra Streisand Foundation, numerous civil liberties, environmental and civil rights organizations "dedicated to democratic values."

5 Tiger Woods $9,500,000 Tiger Woods Learning Center, Earl D. Woods Sr. Scholarship Fund and other Tiger Woods Foundation programs.

6 Rosie O'Donnell $5,700,000 Katrina Relief efforts including Renaissance Village (a temporary shelter for Katrina victims), day care centers, a rehabilitation center in San Antonio and a Habitat for Humanity subdivision in Baton Rouge.

7 Martha Stewart $5,000,000 New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital for a center on healthy aging.

8 Carmelo Anthony $4,282,000 CAF Youth Center in Baltimore, AAU Basketball, Syracuse University Recreational Center and other charities.

9 Pat and Shirley Boone $3,000,000 Pepperdine University for the Graduate School of Education and Psychology Center for the Family.

(Tied) LeRoy Neiman $3,000,000 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to support a Master's class in figure drawing.

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