Give Big or Go Home

This kind of surprised me. The celebrity auction site Charity Folks has tallied  the top celebrities earning funds for charitable organizations in 2009, and the winner is The Grateful Dead. I would have thought that after Jerry was gone, even though the band still does gigs, some of the passion of Deadheads might’ve waned. I also presumed, wrongly I now see, that the Deadheads might’ve spent more of their funds on organic items rather than charitable donations. The Dead has several charities they have supported over the years, and in 2009 they partnered with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Second place earners were The Jonas Brothers and their work with their own organization, the Change for the Children Foundation.

Other celebs on the top of the giving/earning for charity list included: Taylor Swift, Dave Matthews, Bette Midler, Larry David, Alec Baldwin, and Bruce Springsteen.

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