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Meryl Streep: Secretly Giving Away Millions to Charities

In Celebs by Wendy Michaels , on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:56 AM (PST)
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Meryl Streep, Husband Have Donated Millions Quietly

Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer, are charitable folks.

Like, really, really charitable -- donating millions quietly over the years.

Streep and Gummer donated $20,000 to two schools recently, but it also came to light that they've given away millions over the years, almost secretly.

Read: 30 Most Charitable Celebrities List

Well, not that they were trying to keep it a secret, they just weren't shouting their philanthropy from the rooftops.

Streep and her husband donated almost $2 million to Vassar College in the last three years through their Silver Mountain Arts Foundation.

The foundation gives to the arts, as well as health organizations, with donations ranging between $1,000 and $1 million.

They also donate annually to the Opus School in Harlem, which was the school in Streep's "Music of the Heart."

In 2010, they donated $2.13 million to Vassar, Oxfam America, New York's City Meals on Wheels and Coalition for the Homeless.

Read: Awesome Nail Art Designs Inspired by TV and Movies (Photos)

They also give to local charities in Connecticut, support Boston and Illinois museums and gave $200,000 to the National Women's Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

A listers giving back? Take note, celebrities, you too can make a difference with your millions.

Meryl Streep, Husband Have Donated Millions Quietly

Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer, are charitable folks.

Like, really, really charitable -- donating millions quietly over the years.

Streep and Gummer donated $20,000 to two schools recently, but it also came to light that they've given away millions over the years, almost secretly.

Read: 30 Most Charitable Celebrities List

Well, not that they were trying to keep it a secret, they just weren't shouting their philanthropy from the rooftops.

Streep and her husband donated almost $2 million to Vassar College in the last three years through their Silver Mountain Arts Foundation.

The foundation gives to the arts, as well as health organizations, with donations ranging between $1,000 and $1 million.

They also donate annually to the Opus School in Harlem, which was the school in Streep's "Music of the Heart."

In 2010, they donated $2.13 million to Vassar, Oxfam America, New York's City Meals on Wheels and Coalition for the Homeless.

Read: Awesome Nail Art Designs Inspired by TV and Movies (Photos)

They also give to local charities in Connecticut, support Boston and Illinois museums and gave $200,000 to the National Women's Museum in Alexandria, Virginia.

A listers giving back? Take note, celebrities, you too can make a difference with your millions.

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