Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Paul Newman - Still Dreamy ....and a Generous Soul......

I have spent many years helping charities raise money - and I am always thrilled when I learn about a generous or innovative donation. Paul Newman created Newman's Own, to make salad dressings and cookies to raise money for his foundation. He has now quietly turned over the entire value of his ownership in Newman’s Own to the tune of $120 million. His camps for ill and impoverished children are world-wide - all funded by the proceeds of his salad dressing company. You can read about his foundation and his other charitable works here. Unfortunately it appears that he is battling lung cancer. He was always a gorgeous dreamy leading man - and he is also an imaginative and generous citizen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading his book about the founding of his salad dressing company. I have always been impressed that he chose to donate the money from the company instead of using it for personal gain.
Sorry to hear that he is not well; he is one the classics and a genuine good person. Also admired the fact that he has had a solid marriage all these years.