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Trace Adkins

Andre Agassi

Lance Armstrong

Nancy Cartwright

David Cassidy

Cedric the Entertainer

Bill Clinton

David Copperfield

Katie Couric

Courteney Cox-Arquette

Billy Crystal

Jamie Lee Curtis

Dana Delany

Judi Dench

Laura Dern

Leonardo DiCaprio

Michael J. Fox

Kathie Lee Gifford

Whoopi Goldberg

Jeff Gordon

Tom Hanks

Teri Hatcher

Tommy Hilfiger

Anjelica Huston

Derek Jeter

Magic Johnson

Billie Jean King

Denis Leary

Emeril Legasse

Jerry Lewis

Dan Marino

Reba McEntire

Donovan McNabb

Julianne Moore

Paul Newman

Rosie O'Donnell

Daniel Radcliffe

Christopher and Dana Reeve

Jerry Seinfeld

Jane Seymour

Brooke Shields

Gary Sinise

Paul Sorvino

Wendie Jo Sperber


Barbra Streisand

Elizabeth Taylor

Robin Williams

Oprah Winfrey

Mike Sexton Giving Poker Pro
Giving People and Charities

 Honoring Giving Poker Players!

Mike Sexton: The Million Dollar Man

Mike SextonMike Sexton Special OlympicsSpecial Olympics Mike Sexton, the host and commentator for The World Poker Tour is truly passionate about poker and charity. He is a former European poker champion with the coveted World Series of Poker bracelets. Mike won a million dollars at the 2006 WSOP's Tournament of Champions and pledged to donate half his winnings to five different charities. had a chance to meet with Mike and he generously donated an autographed picture for use as a raffle or auction prize. The picture is featured above and we will reveal details at a later date on how your charity can receive autographed items like this for your cause's Charity Poker Tournament.

Read more about the 5 charities that will be receiving a donation of $100,000 each from Mike...

buonicontibuonicontipva Special Olympics
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Wounded Warrior Project
The Buoniconti Fund
Children Incorporated

David Einhorn:
A Helping Hand For Parkinson's Research

Michael J Fox FoundationMichael J Fox Foundation
David Einhorn is a 37 year old philanthropist and hedge fund manager from New York who happens to play poker. David surprised many in the poker community when he announced that regardless of where he finished, he would be donating 100% of his WSOP earnings to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The amount of his donation was determined when Einhorn busted out in 18th place, good for $659,730. As for playing for charity, Einhorn said it helped him deal with the pressure of the tournament immensely. He stated, "I think playing for the cause helped me relax."

One of Einhorn's most striking characteristics was the sweatshirt which he wore throughout the tournament. The plain blue sweatshirt, featuring painted handprints from his wife and children, was a Father's Day gift. Explaining why he wore it, he said, "I think in poker, you need to have some good hands, and I brought all my best hands with me to try to do a good job."

Einhorn is a board member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which he joined after he met Fox less than a year ago. Einhorn's grandfather had Parkinson's, and he is looking forward to hosting a big benefit to raise money for the cause in New York in November.

For more on the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, see our Cause Celeb Feature on Michael J. Fox

Phil Gordon: Celebrity Poker Showdown Co-Host

Phil GordonPhil Gordon
Cancer Research And Prevention Foundation

Phil Gordon is a world class poker player, philanthropist, adventure traveler, sports fan, and accomplished businessman. He is the co-host of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. During the 2003 World Series of Poker, Phil and Rafe Furst started a drive to help fund cancer research and prevention- by playing poker. They asked their friends in the poker community to pledge just one percent of their winnings at the WSOP Championship Event to the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation as a tax-deductible donation. The idea caught on, and before they knew it, over 80 players- amateurs and pros alike- helped to raise enough to fund a grant for promising research for an entire year.

Since that first event, the Bad Beat on Cancer initiative has grown to include other major poker tournaments, home games, leagues, and has inspired some players to even pledge for life. Amateurs and pros alike have participated in Bad Beat on Cancer, helping The Cancer Research And Prevention Foundation.

Read More About Phil, and about Bad Beat on Cancer.

Barry GreensteinBarry Greenstein Barry Greenstein:
The Robin Hood of Poker

Children Inc
Perhaps the most prominent social conscience in the poker world belongs to Barry Greenstein, a regular at the Big Game at Bellagio, with Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese, Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman and the rest of the high rent district players. Greenstein has made so much playing cash games for charity, that he has earned the colorful moniker "The Robin Hood of Poker".

Barry has donated his tournament winnings to over thirteen charities. Most of the donations go to Children, Incorporated which works to help children in 21 countries including the United States. CI is affiliated with schools, orphanages and welfare centers providing food, clothing and educational needs.

Featured People
Read about people who share their motivations, experience and the lessons they've learned. These are people who are working to make the world a better place.

Mike Sexton

David Einhorn

Phil Gordon

Barry Greenstein

Richard Chemel

Scott Sullivan

Dr Stuart Siegel

Mandy Templeton-Drake

Andy Lipkis

Erin Meluso

Chris Klug

Jill Lajdziak

Katherine M. Rothman

Cheryl Saban

Sue Shifrin-Cassidy

Sheila Witkin

Susan Lettunich

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