Since her win, Gaga has given thousands to various charities. Most recently, Gaga surprised children at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and announced she was pledging to fund a new ambulatory surgery center at CHOC, as well as their planned research and treatment facility. She also pledged to help in the construction of a place called “Astarita House,” a home for homeless families with children who are receiving cancer treatments. Gaga also made an investment in the Center for Blood Research and plans to fund the construction of research facilities.
Lady Gaga’s charity donations have been covered extensively by many outlets, including Entertainment Tonight, Page Six, and Forbes. She has also inspired her fans and followers to give back to their local communities, leading to #GagaGivesBack, and her fans are making a huge difference in their cities. Gaga has been generous in supporting many social causes, such as those concerning mental health and homelessness.
Mariano Rivera Donates His World Series Ring to Charity
Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees baseball team is getting a big surprise — he’s donating his World Series ring. Rivera won the World Series in 2013 and has been given the option to keep the ring or donate it to a charity. Rivera has chosen to donate it to The Families of Freedom Fund, which is a non-profit which helps families of hostages, officials, journalists, and others in similarly dangerous situations.
During his speech on receiving the ring, Rivera praised his family and paid special tribute to his wife, whom he praised for supporting him and his baseball career.
Tom Brady Donates His Super Bowl LI Helmet to Charity
In what has become a tradition, Brady has donated his Super Bowl LI helmet to the Hall of Fame, but this year it’s for a good cause. The football helmet is being auctioned off, and the money goes to the Jimmy Fund, which supports children with cancer. This is the fourth year in a row that Brady has auctioned off his helmet to raise money for charity.
Arnold Palmer Donates a Tradition Item to Charity
When Arnold Palmer died in September, he donated his signature “golden ball” golf club to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Palmer’s custom clubs are made from custom gold-plated maple. The golden ball golf club will now be used for fundraising and will benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital.
John Rich Donates $100,000 to the Greenbrier Classic
Country singer John Rich donated $100,000 to the Greenbrier Classic, a golf tournament in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The John Rich Foundation will donate the money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Tiger Woods Donates a Vintage Porsche to Charity
In 2010, Woods gave his 1962 Porsche 914-6 Coupe to James Cox, one of the technicians at the Woods Museum of Art at the University of Southern California. Woods has given his cars to several people and most recently donated his 2008 Ford GT supercar to auto restoration and design museum Jack Nicklaus Museum.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Bible to the National Civil Rights Museum
Martin Luther King Jr. is not only the subject of a new exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, but his very own Bible is also on display at the museum. His Bible was given to him by Coretta Scott King shortly before his assassination. It is unclear how the gift was handled following King’s death, but the museum has kept the Bible safe, and it’s now available for anyone to see.
Michael Jackson’s Jewelry to the Museum of Broadcasting
In November, Michael Jackson’s personal jewelry collection was donated to the Museum of Broadcasting in Los Angeles, which is now located in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Jackson was a major collector of jewelry, and he often gifted his items to family and friends, including his sister Janet.
Lou Ferrigno Donates 2,000 Cars to Charity
In 2016, actor Lou Ferrigno donated 2,000 cars to an organization called The Founder’s Project, which was founded by De Niro. Ferrigno’s donation is the largest private donation to the organization, and the cars will go to the children of veterans. Ferrigno visited the program several years ago, and he said the charity was so happy to receive the donation.