Billy Joel will perform on the very secretive Robin Hood Foundation’s first ever virtual fundraiser next week. Robin Hood never ever lets in press or any outsiders to their annual fundraisers. Oh, the battles the press have had in the past with them. They’re a group that professes caring for the general public but would like to block them from any transparency. Until now.
Stuck with the corona virus situation, Robin Hood is going to do a virtual online fundraiser next week. I guess they couldn’t figure out a way to restrain outsiders. Of course, we don’t get the lavish meal, or speeches from the CEOs and billionaires who don’t want any press from the event. There will be no Dom Perignon.
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