Buffetts Donate 50k During Comedy Central’s Autism Benefit

April 14th, 2008

On Sunday night, Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education” aired live from the Beacon Theater in New York City with a full slate of celebrities.

Jimmy Buffett and his wife Jane were in attendance (view red carpet photo here), and when host Jon Stewart asked the audience to open their pocketbooks, Jane stood up and pledged $50,000!

The Buffetts were shown on air a couple more times throughout the show.

The program will be available to view online Monday at www.comedycentral.com. On Tuesday, the program will be available for download for $1.99 from iTunes, with all proceeds going directly to the charity.

The “Night of Too Many Stars” benefits a variety of autism education programs around the country. Proceeds also will support outreach programs that provide in-home training and consultation to families of very young children. A portion of the proceeds also will benefit Autism Speaks, a nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and raising money to fund autism research.

You can still donate to this great cause by clicking here.

(Hat tip to Kevin for passing this along)

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Jimmy Buffett Contributes To Make-A-Wish Of Michigan

March 19th, 2008

The Michigan chapter of the Make-A-Wish foundation held its Pistons Cares Telethon on Friday, March 14th and Jimmy was among several entertainers who supported the cause.

The 17-hour event raised more than $480,000 and gave PS&E an opportunity to grant 60 wishes for Michigan kids with life-threatening medical conditions. A check presentation is planned for halftime of tonight’s Nuggets vs. Pistons game.

Entertainers including Jimmy Buffett, The Marshall Mathers Foundation, Kid Rock, Anita Baker, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, The Police, Santana, concert promoters Live Nation and AEG Live all supported the event.

Read the entire story here.

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