-- Michael Jackson and Friends concerts in Korea and Germany
raise $3.3 million dollars for the humanitarian agencies UNESCO, Nelson
Mandela's Children's Fund and the International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies
In the Guinness Book of World Record's Year 2000 Millennium Edition Michael Jackson is listed as having the most charities supported by a pop star.
"Most Charities Supported By a Pop Star: Michael Jackson has supported
39 charitable organizations either with monetary donations, through
sponsorships of their projects or the participation in their activities.
The charities involved include AIDS Project L.A., American Cancer
Society, BMI Foundation, Inc., Childhelp USA, United Negro College Fund,
YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw, The Sickle Cell Research Fund and
Volunteers of America."
The following is a list of the many charities (39) who are given support by Michael Jackson:
-AIDS Project L.A.
-American Cancer Society
-Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
-BMI Foundation, Inc.
-Brotman Burn Center
-Camp Ronald McDonald
-Children's Institute International
-Cities and Schools Scholarship Fund
-Community Youth Sports & Arts Foundation
-Congressional Black Caucus (CBC)
-Dreams Come True Charity
-Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation
-Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
-Minority Aids Project
-National Rainbow Coalition
-Nelson Mandela's Children's Fund
-Rotary Club of Australia
-Society of Singers
-The Carter Center's Atlanta Project
-The Sickle Cell Research Foundation
-Unesco,United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
-United Negro College Fund Ladder's of Hope
-Volunteers of America
-Watts Summer Festival
-YMCA - 28th Street/Crenshaw
-- The United Negro College Fund's "Evening Of Stars" January 15th telethon fundraiser raised $13.5 million in cash and pledges
. Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Whitney Houston, and Barry White were among the performers. [Source: Billboard]
The violent storm which ravaged the north of France
night of the 25 December 1999 destroyed 10,000 trees in the park of the
Chateau de Versailles (former castle of the Kings of France). The wind
gusts, blowing at 100 mph destroyed 80% of the rare historic trees,
planted during the XVIII and XIX centuries. It will take years and years to rebuild the park at an estimate of around $35 million. It is reported that some celebrities including Michael Jackson, Gregory Peck and Kirk Douglas have donated money
to help restore this park. [reported by French officials]
-- Michael Jackson donated items to 4th annual online
auction for the T. J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS
Michael Jackson escorted Elizabeth Taylor in the gala tribute in her honor at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Proceeds from this tribute benefited the Red Hot Aids Charitable Trust and the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.
-- Michael and other members of the Jackson family
support 'WAVE TO THE WORLD' an official fund-raising project of the
Paralympic Games 2000 in Sydney, Australia.
Michael's attends the Carousel Of Hope charity ball with friend
Elizabeth Taylor. The event was given to raise funds to help fight
childhood diabetes. Michael also donated a plate he painted to be auctioned at the event.
Michael donated one of his fedoras
, which he autographed, and a
limited-edition poster for an auction at the annual gala of the African
Ambassadors' Spouses association to help raise money to fight childhood
AIDS in Africa.
-- President Bill Clinton, Michael Jackson and Jordan's Queen Noor were honored for their work to fight cancer
at a star-studded black-tie dinner to raise $4 million for the New
York-based G&P cancer Foundation, which funds research into
leukemia, lymphoma and related cancers. The G&P foundation was
created by Denise Rich to honor her daughter, who died of leukemia at
the age of 27.
-- Michael Jackson appeared on stage at the "Miracle On 34th Street", a charity concert
organized by radio station KTU 103,5 FM at the Madison Square Garden in New York, USA