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Good Question: Why Did Bon Jovi Visit MN Charity?

Entertainment world celebrities, but precious few politicians, often top the charts as players, movers, and shakers in the realm of philanthropy. This reporter gives his take on why one notable is so engaged. @ltaCITIES would welcome more more evidence of other following in his footsteps. clipped from Philanthropy It is highly unusual for an international rock star to spend two hours at a homeless shelter. However, hours before his sold out show at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Jon Bon Jovi was walking around People Serving People on a “fact-finding mission.” For celebrities, is charity about image or making a real difference? || ”I’m also a dad and a man and a responsible citizen who wants to make sure he participates in life,” said Bon Jovi. via Good Question: Why Did Bon Jovi Visit MN Charity? – || SOURCE | SEARCH | AMPLIFIED | SUBSCRIBE  ||  NPO | ALTACITIES AFFINITIES: PHILANTHROPY||  Apple iWeb | BlogCatalog | Facebook | Linkedin | WordPress |…

Dan Duncan, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dies at 77

As we baby boomers reach retirement age, the daily headlines often carry reports and tributes about the passing of luminaries like Dan Duncan of Texas who made a difference in the world during our lifetime. clipped from March 30 (Bloomberg) – Dan L. Duncan, the Texas pipeline billionaire who gave hundreds of millions of dollars to hospitals, museums and wildlife associations, died March 28 at his home in Houston. He was 77. | During the past four decades, Duncan parlayed $10,000 and two fuel trucks into a trio of publicly traded entities with a combined market value of $29.2 billion. The biggest of the three, Enterprise Products Partners LP, returned 20 percent a year during the past decade, compared with 1 percent annual losses for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Houston-based Enterprise said the cause of Duncan’s death was unknown. via Dan Duncan, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dies at 77 (Update1) – BusinessWeek Affinities: Philanthropy Visit My Posts on Phi…