Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Thomas Jeffrey “Tom” Hanks is an American actor, producer, writer, and director. Hanks is best known for his roles in Big, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, The Green Mile, Cast Away, and The Da Vinci Code, as well as the animated films The Polar Express and the Toy Story franchise.

As of 2012, Hanks’ films have grossed over $4.2 billion at the United States box office alone, and over $8.5 billion worldwide making him the highest all-time box office star.

Hanks is also an active philanthropist. Hanks took part in the America: A Tribute to Heroes charity telethon for victims of 9/11. Tom serves on the Board of Governors for the National Space Society. In addition, Hanks advocates the search for and implementation of alternative fuels as part of his support for environmental protection.

Nonprofits supported by Tom Hanks

The Art of Elysium

  Cole S. wrote:
Los Angeles, CA
127 reviews
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The Art of Elysium brings joy to the eyes, minds and hearts of many children and their families! Their programming consistently delivers on their mission... more »
Memphis, TN
15 reviews
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As the father of a patient at St. Jude, I wanted to weigh in on their fundraising. First, and foremost, I want to thank anyone who has ever donated to St. Jude. It... more »
Washington, DC
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I have had the pleasure of working with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for 3 years through the foundation’s “Up For The Fight” Dance Marathons ... more »

Surfrider Foundation

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San Clemente, CA
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I came in to help with a logo design to Ban the Foam (a motion to ban styrofoam in areas of California) and I had a wonderful experience working with this ... more »

Onyx & Breezy Foundation TR

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Tuxedo Park, NY
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The Onyx and Breezy foundation help with a donation to save my kitten Storm, who needed an amputation. I could not afford the additional costs and only other ... more »