DreamWorks founders Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen donate $90 million to MPTF campaign

By Daniel S Levine,

Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, the founders of DreamWorks SKG, have all donated $30 million each to the Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign.

The foundation is one of the oldest in the industry and the donation is part of a $350 million campaign announced earlier this year, reports The Los Angeles Times. The new campaign was set up to help charitable operations and causes, like saving a nursing home for retired entertainment industry employees.

“Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are each legendary for their philanthropy and individually have made immeasurable impact on charities and organizations ranging from arts and culture, health care, education, film preservation and social services in our Hollywood community and around the nation,” actor George Clooney said in a statement. “And now for them to make this unified commitment to MPTF only adds to that incredible record of generosity.”

Clooney is the co-chair of the campaign and a current MPTF board member. Katzenberg is the chairman of the foundation.

Katzenberg said that he and his wife are “so happy to join together with my partners and friends, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen, to support our industry's most important and valuable charitable organization.”

The announcement follows philanthropist Steve Bing’s own $30 million donation last month.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that donations have also come from News Corp. ($20 million), Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg ($30 million) and Kirk and Anne Douglas ($50 million).

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