Ms. Lee Tayor, founder of Leigh Taylor Philanthropies, has announced her intention to donate a total of $250 million to a number of deserving causes. It has been decided that the following five organizations will recieve donations:
The decision to donate to these organizations was based on their exceptional work in the community and around the world. Each one has impacted a huge number of lives through their efforts, and it is Ms. Taylor's wish that Leigh Taylor Philanthropies supports them as they continue to effect change.
The Humane Society of the United States will be receiving a donation of $50 million. This organization has been selected to receive a donation because it provides direct care to over 100,000 animals every year, which is more than any other animal welfare organization. The Humane Society works hard to confront some of the largest national and international problems facing animals today. The extensive size and reach of the organization allows it to take on many issues that smaller shelters don't have the resources to combat. Some of these issues include animal fighting, puppy mills, horse slaughter, captive hunting and the wildlife trade. The Humane society works to come to the aid of animals in crisis and also works to attack the root cause of the problems and effect change in overall animal welfare.
The American Cancer Society will be receiving a donation of $50 million. This organization has been selected because of the outstanding work that they continue to do in cancer research, education and advocacy. ACS saves lives everyday by helping people stay well and get well. They work to find cures and fight back. They work with lawmakers to pass laws that help the cause by enabling groundbreaking research, and are also working to find a way provide all Americans with the lifesaving cancer care that they need.
Make-A-Wish International will be receiving a donation of $50 million. Make-A-Wish has been selected to receive a donation because of their mission to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The organization works to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and is dedicated to making every eligible child's wish come true. Make-A-Wish fosters a global community that works collaboratively to make the broadest range of wishes a possibility. Their vision is an inspiration to all and reminds us to approach our lives with enthusiasm, creativity, and hope.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will be receiving a donation of $50 million. The society has been selected because of their outstanding efforts to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Since being founded in 1895, they have grown to be the world's most comprehensive conservation organization. They currently manage around 500 conservation projects in over 60 countries around the world. They also strive to educate the population on important issues affecting our planet.
Doctors Without Boarders will be receiving a donation of $50 million. This organization has been selected to receive a donation because of its mission to deliver help worldwide wherever it is needed. Doctors Without Boarders delivers emergency medical care to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from heath care. They strive to hire experienced and committed field staff that are able to provide the best care possible for a broad range of medical conditions. Donations help both to retain these staff and to provide resources and reserves necessary to provide care to those who need it most.