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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Thursday, June 29, 2006
LIVING LARGE, GIVING LARGE
WARREN BUFFET'S $1.5 Billion a year contribution to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been making headlines. Buffet's not alone. Here are some big names who have made a big impact on their special causes.

PAUL NEWMAN;
Childhood health; His Newman's Own line has generated $200 million since 1982.

OPRAH WINFREY;
Disaster relief: Her Angel Network has raised $59 miilion for Third World schools, $ 10 million for Katrina, and more.

ROSIE O'DONNELL,
early education and the arts; Her foundation has raised $56 millino for chidl care.

MICHAEL J. FOX,
Parkinson's research; So far, he's raised $80 million to find a cure, driving scientists closer to the finish line.

LANCE ARMSTRONG,
cancer research; His ubiquitous Livestrong bracelets have raised $55 million for cancer.

AL GORE,
environment; His hit film had done more in a month for green awareness that his 20 years in D.C.

ELI BROAD,
education, medical research; SunAmerica finance tycoon had poured $2 billion into public education.

GORDON MOORE,
environment; intel's co-founder is the world's top giver since 2001 at $7 billion total.

JIMMY CARTER,
global health; Nobel Peace Prize winner, widely admired ex-president, tireless disease-prevention worker.

TED TURNER,
international security; He's given over $1.25 billion in global aid and founded the Nuclear Threat initiative.

BILL GATES,
global health and education; The galaxy's alpha giver; no one is close to his nearly $30 billion in lifetime gifts.

(Source: NEWSWEEKMAG)
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