April 18, 2010
Celebrities Bring Fund-Raising Glitter — But Not Always Much Else
The tragic earthquake in Haiti has once again thrust celebrities, such as George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, into the role of fund raisers for charities.
Although their efforts have seemingly helped produce substantial contributions to assist the disaster’s victims, critics have questioned whether celebrity-led drives are really useful and how much of the money ever makes it to the intended beneficiaries.
Americans, they argue, do not need high-profile entertainment,