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Billionaire Stewart Rahr Continues Major Donations

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NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the record-setting $10 Million Dollar gift to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, gregarious flamboyant billionaire Stewart Rahr recently announced some of the donations he has made in the month of June.

Mr. Rahr is #298 on the Forbes 400 according to Forbes Magazine with a net worth of $1.6 Billion.

  • $250,000 to the international aid charity, AMFAR
  • $150,000 to the Sheriff's Youth Foundation which is dedicated to providing Los Angeles County youth with safe facilities, planned programs, and tools to thrive and succeed
  • $100,000 to the New Venture Fund, a non-profit organization that supports public interest projects in the United States and abroad. They develop partnerships across government, philanthropy, industry, and entertainment to help spread the Connected Learning approach.

Rahr also conducts a regular e-mail trivia game with 700 of his closest friends. The first five to answer trivia questions receive $5,000 from Rahr to the charity of their choice.  Recent beneficiaries of the charity game include:

Many Hopes Inc.
Palisades Optimist Foundation Inc.
RAJE – Russian American Jewish Experience
Arnie's Army Foundation
NephCure Foundation
Carl Perkins Center for Prevention of Child Abuse
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund
Hatzlacha Foundation
Life's WORC
Charities Aid Foundation America
Kulanu Torah Academy
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sam Bish Foundation
Darryl Strawberry Foundation
Hebrew Academy of Five Towns & Rockaway
Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst
Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund
TLF Charities
Boys and Girls Club of America
The Nancy Lieberman Foundation
Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Los Angeles Ballet Inc.
Robin Hood Foundation
Greater Dallas Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
California Community Foundation
Empire State Pride Agenda
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association
Foundation for Autism Training and Education
Project Mediashare for Haiti Inc.
NephCure Foundation
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
Movember Inc.
The Chapin School
Charities Aid Foundation America
Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School
Daniel's Music Foundation
iVolunteer
Long Island Children's Museum

"I live life every day to the fullest and am blessed to be able to give back. Every day I am on this Earth I will do all I can for so many important causes," said Mr. Rahr, affectionately known as "Stewie Rah Rah" by his friends.

Rahr is the world's largest donor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  He is also a donor to the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, the NYU School of Medicine, The Buoniconti Fund, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation.

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