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Remarkable Authors Who Are Making A Difference

These four bestselling authors imagine a world not afflicted by poverty and give their time and money to make the world a better place.

Steve Maraboli

Behavioral Scientist and Bestselling Author since 1999. He’s best known for his inspiring and motivating quotes that are shared by millions of people on social media daily;  including celebrities, athletes and world leaders.

According to his official site, he gives, 100% of money earned from his books to education and humanitarian programs.

The Dean and Gerda Koontz Foundation

Author Dean Koontz and his wife Gerda have generously donated in the past to Canine Companions for Independence — an organization that trains and provides assistance dogs — as well as Saint Michael’s Abbey in California. They also focus their donations on people with disabilities and severely ill children.


J.K. Rowling

Aside from her insanely popular Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling is also known for her generosity. In fact, she wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them as part of a two-book pair of Harry Potter schoolbooks. Proceeds have gone to Comic Relief, a charity that uses entertainment to help eliminate poverty.

Nora Roberts

This bestselling author’s foundation, created in 1991, supports not only literacy but also the arts, children’s programs, and humanitarian efforts. The foundation donated time, money, and energy to working with libraries, museums, and theaters.


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