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9 Celebrity Power Couples With a Cause

Oprah Winfrey and Stedman Graham

Oprah has always been active in charities and has even funded her own charity, Oprah’s Angel Network, that supports global, charitable causes and non-profit organizations.  They’ve been involved in many disaster relief efforts, like Hurricane Katrina, and raised awareness of the importance of education in Africa. Stedman founded the charity Athletes Against Drugs, which partners with professional athletes to serve as drug-free role models for children.

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton

The Clintons are known for their political careers, but they also actively work to improve the world through their personal organization, The Clinton Foundation. According to their website, the money raised by the foundation goes toward programs around the world to make positive impacts in "economic development, climate change, health and wellness, and participation of girls and women." They also have the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which is committed to saving the lives of the millions diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.  Clearly, this is a couple that is dedicated to making a difference.

George and Amal Clooney

Both George and Amal were no strangers to humanitarian work before their wedding in September 2014, but together they make a definite humanitarian power couple. George’s latest mission is to stop the genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan, and he founded the organization Not On Our Watch, along with his Ocean’s Eleven co-stars, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and producer Jerry Weintraub. In 2013, Amal was appointed as adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria and as Counsel to the 2013 Drone Inquiry by UN human rights rapporteur, Ben Emmerson, Q.C., into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.

Jay Z and Beyoncé

One of music's biggest power couples is known for their charitable work as well. Jay Z pledged $1 million to the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina and Beyoncé founded a charity with Kelly Rowland, called Survivor Foundation, in 2005 to help aid Hurricane Katrina victims. The couple has contributed to many different charities over the years, including Keep a Child Alive,Boys & Girls Club of America, Red Cross, and Stand Up to Cancer, among several others.

David and Victoria Beckham

Over the past 10 years, David and Victoria have played a crucial role in UNICEF’s work to save and improve the lives of children in developing countries. Their own charity, the Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust, provides wheelchairs to children in need, and his focus on helping children has led to his appointment as a UNICEF Ambassador.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

Will and Jada founded the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation in 2001 to raise money for under-privileged families and fund educational projects for disadvantaged youth. The couple has also contributed to other charities, including the Lupus Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and they sponsor Youth Health Empowerment.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

Even though Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield are no longer together, they still made several attempts to make a change in the world. Instead of ignoring the paparazzi or signing autographs, Emma and Andrew take their fame as an opportunity to bring awareness to charities and organizations that often get overlooked. On a several different occasions, when the cute couple was spotted by paparazzi, the two covered their faces with the names of several charities written on pieces of paper. This is how to handle fame the right way!

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi

Where to start with this power couple? Together, they contribute to numerous charities for animals – The Gentle Barn, for abused animals, in particular. Ellen also launched “Small Change Campaign” with Ben Affleck to benefit Feeding America and frequently supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure on her talk show.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman could fill an entire resume with her charity work. She’s been an ambassador for UNICEF since 1994, as well as an ambassador for UNIFEM since 2006. At her wedding to Keith Urban in 2006, the couple asked their guests donate money to the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick instead of giving wedding gifts.