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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to put their money where their mouths are when it comes to charity. Their Jolie Pitt Foundation’s 2010 tax filing just became available. Of the over $2.3 million they gave away in 2010, $1 million went to Doctors without Borders treating patients in Haiti. But sometimes it’s the little things that count, too. Brad paid $3,000 toward a funeral for beloved New Orleans civic leader and his friend, Pamela Dashiell, who died unexpectedly at age 61 in December 2009. Dashiell had been a leader in New Orleans’s famous Lower 9th Ward where the most damage occurred from Hurricane Katrina. Big donation are wonderful, but something like that kind of breaks your heart.

The Jolie Pitt Foundation is also kind of a template for smart giving. For example, under a micro financing plan they loaned 201 needy Cambodians $21,000 for small businesses to purchase crop seeds and agricultural tools– a similar program to Kiva.org. All the money has been paid back.

Their largest expenditures went to SOS Childrens Villages ($250,000) and to other children’s causes around the world. But they also donated $200,000 to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri –Brad’s hometown– and $15,000 to Operation Blankets of Love in Granada Hills, California–they help rescue pets and abandoned animals.

The foundation noted that even though they have a fair market value of over $6 million, 2010 was a year of “contraction,” leading to fewer donations. (“Tree of Life” and “In the Land of Blood and Honey” weren’t exactly blockbusters.) Still they noted that their donations repesented 25% of their assets–which is highly generous.

Read also: http://www.showbiz411.com/2011/08/01/brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-shelled-out-5-mil-to-charity-in-2009

 

 

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. it’s really great that they are so generous and a terrible shame that Brad’s chanel advert money is not going directly to charity cos that’s the only way he can sidestep the hole he just dug himself. However the 2.3 million + they gave in 2010 is nowhere in a long while anywhere near 25% of their assets (that would mean they had around 10 mill ? come on thasjusmental )

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