Rise Up New York: APB Speaker Wes Moore’s Robin Hood Foundation Raises $115 million for New Yorkers Impacted by COVID-19
15 May 2020
As CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation, APB speaker Wes Moore is passionate about helping people in need. CBS News reported that Tina Fey hosted a one-hour virtual telethon called “Rise Up New York,” put on by the Robin Hood Foundation, accompanied by other big-name A-Listers, and helped raise $115 million for New Yorkers during this coronavirus pandemic.
This telethon brought awareness to those fighting COVID-19 in New York. Robin Hood said that these donations "will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, health and mental health, legal services, education and more—helping fellow New Yorkers build their lives as the city moves toward recovery and beyond." Tina Fey was joined by Mariah Carey, Robert de Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Sting, Barbra Streisand, and more, for this star-studded event.
Moore grew up in Baltimore and the Bronx, where he was raised by a single mother. Despite childhood challenges, he overcame adversity through education and emerged as an inspirational leader. Known for energizing audiences with his remarkable personal story, he looks at the current state of corporate social responsibility, where it is heading, and provides invaluable insights for corporations, government, and nonprofits alike.