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Gabriel Byrne, Stanley Tucci, Brendan Fraser, Olympic Gold Medalist and “fastest man in the world” Usain Bolt, Giuliana Rancic, and a galaxy of other stars have joined Concern Worldwide’s Your Dollar Our Future campaign to help get Haiti’s children into school and out of poverty.

Our celebrity partners are using their “star power” to raise funds and awareness to provide earthquake-affected children in Haiti with the most valuable gift possible: an education. One hundred percent of funds raised by Your Dollar Our Future will go directly to Concern’s program in Haiti to repair and rebuild schools; train teachers; and provide books, desks, chairs, and learning resources to allow children to seize the chance for a better future for themselves and their country.

Our generous celebrity partners have millions of followers: they have joined forces to use their Facebook and Twitter accounts to encourage their fans around the world to take action and donate to get Haiti’s children back to school. Please join them — and us — in changing lives today.

 

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Our All-Star Cast Speaks Out On Behalf of Haiti’s Kids

Gabriel Byrne, Stanley Tucci, Aidan Quinn, Usain Bolt, Garcelle Beauvais, Wendy Williams and Nate Berkus ask for your help in getting Haiti’s kids back to school. Support yourdollarourfuture.org today! See their individual messages below.

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Gabriel Byrne

has been a supporter of Concern for many years. “I endorse proudly the great work done by Concern all over the world. And am honored to be associated with the dedicated and selfless men and women who bring hope to so many unfortunate people. Wherever there is crisis, famine or war, there also will you find Concern.”

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Aidan Quinn

has starred in more than 50 feature films, among them “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Avalon,” “At Play in the Fields of the Lord,” “Benny and Joon,” “Legends of the Fall,” “The Assignment,” “Songcatcher,” “Unknown” and “Sarah’s Key.” Quinn currently stars as Homicide Lieutenant Kevin Sweeney in NBC’s new gritty television crime drama “Prime Suspect.” A native of Chicago, Quinn got his start in the theater at age 19 going on to play “Hamlet.” On Broadway he starred in “A Streetcar Named Desire” for which he won the Theatre World Award. His numerous television credits include “An Early Frost” and “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” both of which garnered him an Emmy Nomination. In Ireland, Quinn has appeared in many films including “Michael Collins” and “This is My Father,” written and directed by his brother Paul and filmed by his brother Declan. Other credits include, “Song for a Raggy Boy,” “The Eclipse” and “32 A,” which was directed by his sister Marian.

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Stanley Tucci

is an accomplished actor, writer, director and producer. Tucci has appeared in over 50 films and countless television shows as well as in over a dozen plays, on and off Broadway. Stanley serves on the Board of Directors of The Food Bank for New York City and has served as a Creative Advisor at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Labs.

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Usain Bolt

is the world’s fastest man and three-time World and Olympic gold medalist. At 24 years old, he supports the Usain Bolt Foundation, a non-profit that backs a number of projects in Jamaica focusing on education, health and development and will contribute in particular to actions carried out by “United Way of Jamaica.”

Brendan Fraser

Brendan Fraser

is an acclaimed Canadian-American film and stage actor. Beyond serving as a Board Member of FilmAid International, Fraser supports charities dedicated to eradicating intolerance, poverty and world hunger, such as Make Poverty History, Eracism and the End Hunger Network.

Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli

is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors with distinctive and impressive performances. Facinelli was recently seen starring as Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the blockbuster feature series The Twilight Saga. Facinelli also stars opposite Edie Falco in Showtime’s critically acclaimed new comedy series “Nurse Jackie”. He has held roles in The Scorpion King, Riding in Cars with Boys, Supernova, Can’t Hardly Wait, the TV series “Damages,” among many others.

Facinelli has many passions in life including his dedication to supporting charitable causes and initiatives such as Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, American Red Cross, Christopher Reeve Foundation, Clothes Off Our Backs, The Whaleman Foundation and most recently Your Dollar Our Future. “Education isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity, and all children deserve the opportunity to get a quality education. I am proud to support the Your Dollar Our Future campaign to raise awareness and help get Haiti’s kids back to school.”

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Jon Secada

born in Havana, Cuba, is three-time Grammy-award winning recording artist, songwriter and producer. Jon was a member of The Miami Sound Machine, and composed some of Gloria Estefan’s most famous ballads. Jon’s debut solo album Jon Secada (SBK/EMI), sold six million plus copies and was certified triple platinum in the U.S. Other hit singles include “Just Another Day,” “Angel,” “I’m Free,” and “Do You Believe in Us?” He has produced and written songs for artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin. Over the years Jon has amassed a career sales total of more than 20 million albums worldwide. Jon is devoted to causes such as education and HIV and AIDS and helps charitable groups worldwide through his organization, “Jon Secada Charities.” He also created the Jon Secada Music Scholarship at the University of Miami. Jon was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

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Garcelle Beauvais

is a Haitian-born actress, who immigrated to the United States at the age of seven with her sisters and mother. Beauvais began modeling at the age of seventeen and easily transitioned to acting in the Aaron Spelling series “Models, Inc.” After that, she co-starred opposite Jamie Foxx for five years on the popular WB sitcom “The Jamie Foxx Show.” Beauvais currently stars in the hit TNT legal drama “Franklin & Bash.” Beauvais also recently appeared in the documentary, “Eyes to See,” which focuses on the Haiti earthquake. Other television credits include the hit series “NYPD Blue,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. In partnership with jewelry designer Mallory Eisenstein, Beauvais debuted the ‘Petit Bijou by Beauvais’ jewelry line, an exclusive collection for kids and teenagers. Her most important role to date however is being a mother to her three sons, Oliver, and twins Jax and Jaid.

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Wendy Williams

“The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, talkative must-see show in daytime. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams’ distinctive and entertaining funny personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Ask Wendy,” during which she offers real advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems, and “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own unpredictably honest and authentically opinionated take on the juiciest headlines. Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by The New York Times, “The Wendy Williams Show” premiered in July 2009 and features mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams. Williams enjoyed an enormously successful 23-year career as one of radio’s most popular personalities before launching her television show. “The Wendy Williams Show” is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

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Jeffrey Donovan

stars as Michael Westen in the hit USA Network original series Burn Notice. Donovan appeared in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Changeling opposite Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich. Donovan will star in Eastwood’s upcoming film J. Edgar, due out in 2012, as Robert Kennedy, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Watts. Donovan has starred with Ashley Judd in the Joey Lauren Adams film Come Early Morning, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Donovan made his film debut in Throwing Down, which won the grand prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Donovan has also appeared in the comedy Hitch opposite Will Smith, in Barry Levinson’s acclaimed drama Sleepers, and in the films Purpose, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, and Bait. Donovan earned critical acclaim for his starring role as Detective David Creegan in the USA Network original series Touching Evil.

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Charles Tillman

Charles “Peanut” Tillman is a 9-season NFL cornerback for the Chicago Bears. Tillman was Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year 2003, Sports Illustrated All-Pro 2003, and currently leads the Bears defense, with 22 interceptions since he was drafted in 2003.
Tillman and his wife Jackie have two daughters and a son. Tillman’s daughter Tiana was diagnosed with an often fatal heart disease when she was just three months old, and a heart transplant saved her life. Tillman’s experience led him to found the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation, which assists critically and chronically ill children in need throughout Chicago. In 2005, 2007, and 2008 Tillman was a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his extensive charity work. In 2009, Tillman was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award as a role model for inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage.

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Damian McGinty

has been singing and performing for over a decade, completing four coast-to-coast tours of the US and Canada with Irish band Celtic Thunder. Selected out of 40,000 hopefuls for The Glee Project, Damian secured himself a seven-episode guest role in season three of the hit show GLEE, the American musical comedy-drama television series that airs on Fox.

Giuliana Rancic

Giuliana Rancic

is a celebrity news personality on the E! Network. Outside of the spotlight, she supports numerous charitable causes, such as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Habitat for Humanity, and the Ronald McDonald House. In March 2011, Rancic co-hosted a charity event dedicated to the clean water crisis in developing countries like Haiti, Ghana and India. The event raised over $100,000 for the non-profit Generosity Water.

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Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus, host of “The Nate Berkus Show,” began his career in design with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and an internship with Dominique Aurientis in Paris, France, and then went on to form Nate Berkus Associates in 1995 at the age of 24. In 2002, Nate was invited to make over a small space for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” after which he became a featured design expert for the show. In 2005, following the launch of his branded product line, Nate published a New York Times bestselling book with Hyperion titled “Home Rules: Transform the Place You Live into a Place You’ll Love” In 2008, Nate became host of the hit show, “Oprah’s Big Give,” and later that fall he debuted his home line on Home Shopping Network. In fall of 2010, Nate premiered his daily syndicated, first run talk show, which entered its second season in September 2011. Most recently, Nate has enjoyed a new role as Executive Producer of the Disney and DreamWorks film, The Help.

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Renee Olstead

is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Still Standing as Lauren Miller and The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Madison Cooperstein. In addition, she has recorded five studio albums, primarily of jazz music.

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Cassie Scerbo

is a series regular on the hit ABC Family drama series, “Make It or Break It.” The show follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train and prepare for their day in the spotlight. Scerbo also starred in the “Teen Spirit” movie for ABC Family. Scerbo was previously seen in Universal’s franchise hit “Bring It On: In It To Win It,”in which she did all of her own stunts, and has won the love of millions as Brooke, an uber-competitive “meanie,” and captain of the East High Jets. Scerbo has appeared in the comedic short “Bench Seat,” and in the independent films “Music High” and “Not Today.” A native of New York, this self proclaimed tomboy moved to Florida where she enjoyed playing soccer, track and other sports. Talented and creative, Cassie extensively trained in singing, dancing, acting, and won the 2001 Hip-Hop world championship. She made her debut in a Ron Fair and Geffen records age-appropriate group called the Slumber Party Girls. When not working, Cassie enjoys spending time with her family. She currently splits her time between her residence in Los Angeles and Florida.

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Max Burkholder

plays Max Braverman in the NBC hit series “Parenthood.” In 2004, at the age of 7, Burkholder was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his performance in “Daddy Day Care.” His film credits include “Daddy Day Care” (opposite Eddie Murphy), “The Rainbow Tribe,” “Love for Rent,” “Friends with Money” and “Fathers and Sons.” Burkholder’s television credits include guest-starring and recurring roles in “Private Practice,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “In Treatment,” “CSI: Miami ,” “CSI: New York ,” “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.” He was a series regular on “Commando Nanny” and starred in the Hallmark television movie “Point of Entry.” His other skills include baseball, tennis, karate, swimming and playing the piano. Burkholder enjoys playing video games and loves animals.