Williams' enthusiastic activism matched his effervescent stage presence: his Windfall Foundation, founded with his former wife Marsha, raised money for several charities. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the USO (United Services Organization), the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, The Pediatric AIDS Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Comic Relief are among the many recipients, on an international and national scale, of his unbound generosity.
As a lifelong friend and former roommate of another unforgettable Hollywood icon (Christopher Reeve), Williams was involved also with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, in support of research programs to treat and cure spinal cord injuries.
Using the gift of laughter, Robin Williams' legacy goes a long way: "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."
Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)