Lionel Richie’s Charitable Side

To concentrate on managing his family investments, Geoffrey J. Block left Wall Street and established an investment holding firm in 2013. He also formed the Lowcountry Strong Foundation, which partners with community members to help residents of South Carolina Lowcountry. Outside of work, Geoff Block enjoys listening to music and is a fan of Lionel Richie.

A native of Tuskegee, Alabama, Lionel Richie is world-renowned for creating hits such as Hello and Endless Love. He has won four Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and scores of other accolades. Mr. Richie has also put much effort into charity work. He co-founded USA Africa in 1985 to provide help to Africa, which was experiencing a devastating famine.

Collaborating with the biggest stars in the music world, the original recording of We Are the World helped raise over $60 million for the relief effort. Mr. Richie was recognized as MusicCares Person of the Year in 2016 for a record fundraising of $7 million to be used to provide much-needed help to people in music experiencing hardship. He has also expended support to other nonprofit organizations, including Tuskegee University, The Breast Cancer Foundation, and Unicef.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s