We first introduced Matt Damon to Family Reach in 2012 at Cooking Live! New York. Matt co-hosted as our Celebrity Sous-Chef and captivated the whole room with his compassion and warm generosity. In one sentence, Matt summed up his passion for the cause. “I don’t care where you come down on healthcare or what your politics are—this is something I think anyone can get behind.”
Massachusetts native Matt Damon is a devoted humanitarian and one of the most renowned Hollywood actors of his generation. He has starred in dozens of high-profile films, including Invictus, The Departed, Ocean’s Eleven, Saving Private Ryan, and Good Will Hunting, based on a screenplay he had written while at Harvard University. The film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards, and he and Ben Affleck won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. Matt’s humanitarian work includes cofounding the H20 Africa Foundation and the Not On Our Watch project. He also supports the ONE Campaign, which helps to fight AIDS and poverty in third-world countries.
To find out more about Matt Damon’s charitable endeavors, read this in-depth story by Fast Company.