Billionaire Philanthropist Stewart Rahr Announces $350,000 In Donations

May 22, 2013, 16:05 ET from Stewart Rahr

NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stewart Rahr, the flamboyant philanthropic billionaire announced today the most recent recipients of his donations. Mr. Rahr is listed as #298 on the Forbes 400 according to Forbes Magazine with a net worth of $1.6 Billion.

Rahr sold his pharmaceutical distribution company and put aside $100 million to establish the Rahr Foundation. In the past 30 days Rahr has donated more than $350,000 to charity through an online trivia game via email with his friends. 

His friends – some famous and well-known, and others just special people to Stewart – participated. The following charities are the beneficiaries of the most recent online trivia game:

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Associations

Andre Bocelli Foundation (Charities Aid Foundation America)

Baruch College Fund

Carlebach Shul

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Doctors Without Borders

EFI Revlon Run/Walk for Women

Emunah of America

Friends of Israel Defense Forces

Girls Educational and Mentoring Services

Global Green USA

Good Shepherd Catholic School

Hebrew Academy of Five Towns & Rockaway

Helping a Hero

High Socks for Hope, Inc.

Hope for Change Inc.

Hospital for Special Surgery

Kulanu Torah Academy

Larger Than Life USA Inc.

Little Lighthouse Foundation Inc.

Los Angeles Ballet Inc.

Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund


March to the Top - Africa

Medical Development for Israel, Inc.

Miracle House of NY, Inc.

NephCure Foundation

NY Police and Fire Widows and Children Benefit Fund

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Project Mediashare for Haiti Inc.

Project Play

Russian-American Jewish Experience (RAJE)

Sailing Heals

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Syracuse University

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol

The David Foster Foundation

Yeshiva of Far Rockaway

Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

"I have always lived my life by Winston Churchill's statement 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give'. I am blessed to be able to give back so much to important causes," said philanthropist Stewart Rahr.

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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