... and kudos to the likes of this man and Sandra Bullock (who just wrote a personal check for $1Mil). I heard a report that one of the Williams sisters and another tennis player (can't recall the name, the Russian US Open champ I think) auctioned off tennis rackets to raise about $2500 for tsunami aid. I would think that either one of the Williams sisters would barely miss writing a check for $2500 from their own funds. I see NO charity in this. After all, at their level of play, they probably don't even pay for their own rackets that are provided by sponsors. I'm not aware that tennis players routinely supplement their incomes by auctioning off rackets. So basically they did this to raise funds from others to donate on their self-serving behalf. Unless a performer donates the entire proceeds of an event (thereby "donating" their cost of putting on the show), I tend to hold a rather skeptically cynical view of such celebrity "charity". I also heard the Nets are donating a portion of the proceeds of the tickets they sell in the next two weeks (for any remaining game in the season). To me this is taking advantage a bit. I suppose ticket sales are sagging They would be better to just write a check for a lump sum, and if this makes them look better in the fans eyes to go see them play, so be it. Were I a theater goer, I would make it a point to go see Sandra's next movie as a show of my appreciation for her doing the right thing with her celebrity!
Where are all those Hollywood millionares? And please don't tell me there are probably lots that just don't want their donations known. Their egos would predict otherwise.