A Tribute to the Troops, Paul Newman

Politico | Dec. 2, 2010

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Paul Newman believed in the vagaries of luck. Thankful for his own good fortune, the iconic actor wanted to improve the luck of others. It’s why he stipulated that 100 percent of the profits from his Newman’s Own food line would go to charity.

Now, two years after the actor’s death, sales of his products have raised $300 million in charitable donations. Newman’s Own Foundation is recognizing the milestone by donating another $2.5 million to charities dedicated to America’s service members, which CEO Robert Forrester announced at an elegant reception – “A tribute to those who serve” – at the Library of Congress.

Forrester, a longtime friend of Newman’s, told POLITICO, “Paul Newman would have had a very simple answer for why we’re doing this: Because it’s the right thing to do.”

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