Eva’s Heroes – Enriching the Lives of Individuals with Intellectual Special Needs Eva’s Heroes - Enriching the Lives of Individuals with Intellectual Special NeedsMany of us first fell in love with Eva Longoria during her portrayal of Gabrielle Solis on the hit TV series Desperate Housewives. Since then the star has gone on to produce, direct and appear in many popular movies and TV shows. However there’s much more to this Texas born beauty than meets the eye. When she isn’t creating magic on camera [...]

Stories That Move – The Redford Center Stories That Move - The Redford Center CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH FILM For over a decade The Redford Center has harnessed the power of film to enlighten audiences about some of the most pressing social and environmental concerns of our time. Believing that awareness is the first step towards action, Robert Redford and his son Jamie founded The Redford Center in 2005 as a creative way to drive progress and public engagement [...]

Strike Out Modern Slavery Strike Out Modern Slavery POLARIS AMBASSADORS MAX & ERICA SCHERZER Strengthening the Safety Net for Survivors of Human Trafficking Now entering his 9th season in the big leagues, sports fans around the world have come to recognize Max Scherzer as one of the best Startling Pitchers in Major League Baseball. While this Washington Nationals’ All-Star certainly is no stranger to the roar of the crowds, it’s his heroics with his off-field teammate that [...]

MindUp – Helping Children Thrive in Learning & in Life

HELPING CHILDREN THRIVE IN LEARNING & IN LIFE Today our children grow up in a world very different than the one we experienced in our youth. From an early age they are forced to navigate a fast-paced lifestyle where they are overscheduled, overextended and overwhelmed. Grappling with unattainable expectations of perfectionism, there is an enormous amount of pressure on our young people. Unfortunately these children aren’t being given the skills they need to develop personal resilience, so many of them [...]

Building a better world – Clinton Foundation Building a better world - Clinton Foundation After leaving the White House in 2001, President Clinton began working to address issues he cared about and where he felt he could still have an impact as a private citizen. Today, the Clinton Foundation is a results-oriented nonprofit with 1,300 staff and volunteers in 50 countries, and is bringing people together – across sectors and continents and generations – to create programs that build a [...]

The Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation Serving Our Nation by Honoring Our Heroes Freedom and security are two of the greatest gifts that can be bestowed on a nation. They are the cornerstones on which we raise our flag and the pillars of everything we hold dear. However, these privileges come at a cost. They are earned through the sacrifices of our brave military and first responders. This is why it’s our duty to [...]

Inspiring People to Act – Matt Damon Inspiring People to Act - Matt Damon Co-Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, is an innovator in delivering safe water and sanitation across the globe. We focus on pioneering solutions that can solve the water crisis. Our Vision: Universal access to safe water and the dignity of a toilet – in our lifetime. The Challenge Today, one in eight people lack access to safe [...]

Bring Change to Mind

Ending the stigma around mental illness The Close family believes in the power of stories. This is why in 2009, Glenn Close, her sister, Jessie Close, and her nephew, Calen Pick, made the decision to share their story with the world — to help end the stigma and discrimination around mental illness that kept them silent for too long. They wanted to encourage others to open up about their own experiences, and [...]

Wild Aid

A GIANT STEP Forward For Endangered Elephants and Rhinos As the goodwill ambassadors of the animal kingdom, elephants and rhinos have generated hundreds of millions of tourist dollars for African economies. Despite being instrumental to the funding of education and development in these nations, in recent years these magnificent creatures have been poached to near extinction. Rhino populations have declined an estimated 95% worldwide over the past 40 years, while tens of thousands [...]

Unicef – The Children Of Syria, A Generation At Risk

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom. Best known for his portrayal of Legolas in the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises, for over a decade Orlando Bloom has entertained audiences with his Hollywood heroics. However, when this award-winning actor isn’t fighting the battle of good and evil on the silver screen, he’s working alongside UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) to help improve the lives of real families around the globe. [...]