Planet Earth Charities
I am very happy and honored to add Sr. Tesa Fitzgerald's "Hour Children" charitable organization, a 2014 Opus Prize Winner, to "Planet Earth Charities"! Please visit our "Charities" Page above to view the addition of www.HourChildren.org. Thank you.
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I have been very fortunate in my lifetime to have met with the founders of a number of charities championed by those whose names are known to all:
In the Summer of 2001 I had the honor to meet with and photograph HRH Queen Noor of Jordan while she was helping to promote the Children’s Hospital of Montifiore at a charitable fundraising in Greenwich, Ct. A trait that I have found to be very common with all Royals is a sincere desire to make one feel at ease in their presence... HRH Queen Noor was not an exception … The event was a polo match at Conyer’s Farm presided over by former model Stephanie Seymour and her husband Peter Brant. The online link to this charity can be found at: http://www.cham.org Among Queen Noor’s many other charities her involvement as a Patron in Mineseeker http://www.mineseeker.org is just one example of her desire to help Planet Earth's innocent victims by eliminating wars’ devastating landmines.
Queen Noor is also a Board Member of the Save the Children foundation whose Senior Vice President Mark Shriver, is known to me through his wife Jeanne Ripp Shriver's family, who were good friends of my family from Lake George in New York. Mark's mother is the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver (& sister of the late President John F. Kennedy), and his father is the late Sargent Shriver who founded the Peace Corps in the early 1960s. In addition to Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org Mark is also the President of Save the Children Action Network: http://www.savethechildrenactionnetwork.org
In 2013, I was again very fortunate to have photographed another charitable polo event at Conyer’s Farm in Greenwich, Ct., when Great Britain’s Prince Harry appeared (and played very well on the eventual victorious team) to garner publicity for his very worthy charitable cause: Sentebale found online at:
http://sentebale.org At Sentebale, the priority is to help Lesotho’s most needy and
vulnerable children, many of whom are the very unfortunate victims of extreme
poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Sentebale funds voluntary services that offer
these children support through meals and PsychoSocial support, with the goal
of helping that child(/children) to lead a more rewarding life. I have also been a long
time advocate of wildlife causes, and I highly recommend the charitable causes of
Prince Harry's brother and sister-in-law: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
In particular, I have no hesitation recommending their excellent United for
Wildlife charity: http://www.unitedforwildlife.org as well as their Tusk Trust -
The Arts are also beneficiaries of the well known. MoMA (the New York
Metropolitan Museum of the Arts): http://www.moma.org has benefited greatly
from the generosity of my friend David Rockefeller and his late wife
Peggy, as well as land trusts throughout the United States, in particular Peggy
Rockefeller’s environmental concerns for the State of Maine.
Decades ago, I was also very privileged to have met Monaco's Princess Grace Kelly through a mutual friend. Honoring her name through charity, her family has established the Princess Grace Foundation to benefit those involved in Theatre, Dance and the Visual arts as a living tribute to the late Princess who was committed throughout her too short lifetime helping those who were emerging in their respective fields to help achieve their goals: http://www.pgfusa.com
I hope to add many more favorite charities as time permits... Thank you,
Russ Considine, Founder of Planet Earth Charities & Planet Earth Fotos
Helping Earth's Inhabitants
We all have important values and ideas, things we care about and want to improve and share with others. Sometimes we feel our ideas and values can even change the World, and we want to let other people know how they can join in and make all of our lives better as a result. At "Planet Earth Charities" we are doing our very small part making others aware of unselfish people throughout the World who are making a big difference... Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and God bless! Russ Considine