Famous Female Philanthropists
Philanthropy has come from women involved in an array of professional pursuits, including business, politics, social services and entertainment. With Melinda Gates spearheading multi-billion dollar health and education efforts, Audrey Hepburn serving as a UNICEF ambassador and Oprah Winfrey opening a school for girls in South Africa, these visionaries and their peers remind us of our connection to each other and the importance of caring.
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Featured Female Philanthropists
Find out more about this diverse group of philanthropists that includes luminaries like Doris Duke, Selena Gomez and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1954 -
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher and producer.
Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist / 1917 - 1977
Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist who helped African Americans register to vote and who co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Philanthropist / 1929 - 1993
Actress Audrey Hepburn, star of Breakfast at Tiffany's, remains one of Hollywood's greatest style icons and one of the world's most successful actresses.
Film Actress, Television Actress, Philanthropist / 1992 -
A fixture in the Disney universe of TV shows, movies and music, Selena Gomez is famous for her role in Wizards of Waverly Place, in which she plays a wizard named Alex.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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