Beyoncé Voted Most Charitable Star of 2016
Beyoncé dominates once again, this time for her charitable efforts.
The singer/songwriter topped DoSomething.org’s Celebs Gone Good list for most charitable star of the year. The list honors celebrities who use their money and influence to support various causes.
Queen Bey trumped artists such as Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Taylor Swift for the top spot. Zendaya, Jesse Williams, Chance The Rapper, Serena Williams, and Yara Shahidi were also named to the Top 20 list for their efforts.
Some of Beyoncé’s influential moments of 2016 included her involvement with the Flint, Michigan water crisis, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and education.
In June, she made a generous donation to Flint of $82,234, funds that were raised while on her “Formation” tour in Detroit.
Following the donation, the president of United Way Worldwide Stacey D. Stewart made this statement: “We are so grateful for the support Beyoncé has given to those in Flint and the way she has inspired her fans to fight for the education, health and financial stability of everyone in their communities.”
Beyoncé also contributed to the post-education costs of students and charitable foundations. She hosted a charity show in October at the Barclays Center in New York, which benefited the Robin Hood Foundation. In June, 14 Detroit high school students were awarded $1,000 each by her BeyGood Foundation, which was used for college fees.
Not only has she contributed financially to these various organizations, but she also shared her platform at the MTV Video Music Awards with the Mothers of the Movement — mothers of slain victims of police brutality (Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin).
Congratulations queen, and keep up the good work!