Did you know that more than fifty percent of gifts to the Greater Goucher Fund go to supporting scholarships for our students? The philanthropic work that each of the celebrities do below is important. So is philanthropy at Goucher, where giving plays a vital role on our campus. 

Harry Styles

"Variety reports that the 10-month tour has now raised $1.2 million in donations to 62 charities worldwide. Generated through ticket sales, Live Nation contributions and matching payments, the funds will benefit a wide range of causes, from Times's Up and March For Our Lives to Help Refugees and the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. The full list can be found on Over the past few months, Harry has also registered hundreds of young people to vote through the Headcount campaign, made over 5,000 connections between fans and local charities, and made a major effort for conservation by recycling over 6,500 gallons of water at his shows."


Sofia Vergara

"Vergara is often seen on the red carpet in clothes of the respected Filipino designer Michael Cinco, who also boasts a list of clients like Lady Gaga and Chris Brown. Although she is a multi-faceted Hollywood star with a non-stop schedule, Vergara has also dedicated time to helping the less fortunate by actively participating in many philanthropic causes. The Modern Family star co-chairs the star-studded gala BeLive which raises funds for Columbian non-profit groups. She has also participated in the campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis to raise money for treatment and research into cancers which affect children."



"Beyoncé cofounded Chime for Change with actress Salma Hayek. Chime for Change describes itself as "a global campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls and women around the world." Beyoncé has also launched a philanthropic initiative called #BeyGOOD, to help the homeless, sick children, and the unemployed."


John Legend

"In an essay competition John won at age 15, he wrote about his dream of becoming a star recording artist and using his influence and resources to give back to his community and to promote social justice and equality. It was for this purpose that John launched the Show Me Campaign in 2007. The Show Me Campaign seeks to give every child access to a quality education. Through programs such as Teach for AmericaTeach for All, Harlem Village Academies, and New Profit, the Show Me Campaign works to elevate and celebrate teachers, the single most important factor for student achievement in our schools. The campaign also works to end the school-to-prison pipeline and to address systemic issues in our criminal justice system that disproportionately impact the poor, minorities and disadvantaged. Together, these dual strategies aim to give every single child the opportunity to not just survive, but to thrive."


Chance the Rapper

The 24-year-old rapper, born Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, is dedicated to helping his hometown of Chicago. In March, he announced a donation of $1 million to Chicago Public Schools. Just a few days before school started this fall, he announced that $2.2 million was raised by his nonprofit organization and will be distributed to 20 schools for their art and education programs. The total included a $1 million donation from the Chicago Bulls.