PHILANTHROPY

 

 

As a philanthropist, Jackman is a longtime proponent of microcredit — the extension of very small loans to impoverished prospective entrepreneurs in undeveloped countries. He is a vocal supporter of Muhammad Yunus, microcredit pioneer and the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner.[31][32][33]

Jackman is a global advisor of the Global Poverty Project, for which he narrated a documentary;[34] and he and the project's founder Hugh Evans visited the UN for the cause in 2009.[35] Jackman hosted a preview of the Global Poverty Project Presentation in New York together with Donna Karran, Lisa Fox and his wife Debbora-lee .[36] He is also a World Vision ambassador and participated in the climate week NYC ceremony on September 21, 2009.[37][38]

Jackman supports The Art of Elysium[39] and the MPTV Fund Foundation,[40] and he and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness are patrons of the Bone Marrow Institute in Australia.[41] Jackman also narrated the 2008 documentary about global warming, The Burning Season.[42]

Jackman also uses his Twitter account for charity. On April 14, 2009 Jackman posted on his Twitter page that he would donate $100,000 to one individual's favorite non profit organization.[43] On April 21, 2009 he revealed his decision to donate $50,000 to Charity:Water and $50,000 to Operation of Hope.[44][45]

Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig made a unique place for themselves in the history of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising 8 December 2009, when it was announced that they had raised $1,549,953 in the 21st annual Gypsy of the Year competition, from six weeks of curtain appeals at their hit Broadway drama, A Steady Rain.