‘Idol’ Gives $64 Million to Charities

Nov 12, 2008  •  Post A Comment

“American Idol” has given more than $64 million in grants to six U.S. and international charities from contributions to its April “Idol Gives Back” fundraising event, the Associated Press reports. Grants have been made to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria; Malaria No More; Children’s Health Fund; Save the Children; Children’s Defense Fund; and Brad Pitt’s campaign to help post-Katrina New Orleans, Make It Right. “We are extremely thankful to our viewers, sponsors and outstanding talent who continue to motivate each and every one of us to contribute to those who need it the most,” said “Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller in a statement.
—Christopher Perez

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