When it comes to making a difference in young people’s lives, this Alias star is all about action: She volunteers for Save the Children, which offers early education, literacy, physical activity and nutrition programs to impoverished kids. Save the Children
She’s donated millions to a variety of political and charitable causes through her organization, The Streisand Foundation. She’s currently working to raise $10 million dollars (of which she will match up to $5 million) for research, treatment and education on women’s heart disease at the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai.
The Streisand FoundationWomen’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai
The Casino icon bets on a healthier world as Global Fundraising Chairman for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). The organization teams up with healthcare workers and AIDS organizations in developing countries to create and implement effective HIV research, treatment, prevention, and education strategies.
amFAR AIDS Research
As she raises funds for environmental causes, she spreads the message that it’s not always easy being green, but it’s essential.
Louis-Dreyfus has worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council and is a board member of Heal the Bay, an organization devoted to keeping Southern California coastal waters — including the Santa Monica Bay — clean and safe.