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Charities Win Big with Jeopardy! Guest Hosts
Text that reads, "$1,000,000 donated to charity so far!"

Each guest host brings their unique talents to our game when they arrive at our studio. But aside from the opportunity to play a game that they each have a personal connection to, they’re also motivated by a strong incentive; the opportunity to give back. 

To honor the participation of each of these talented individuals, Jeopardy! is matching the cumulative winnings of all contestants who compete and donating it to the charity of the guest host’s choice. And thanks to some great game play, these numbers are adding up fast! 

See how much each appearance has raised so far, and learn more about the work of these deserving organizations.

5/3/21 – $1,000,000 mark passed! On Bill Whitaker’s first day of guest hosting, the contestants earned a total of $22,599 bringing the total amount in charitable contributions to $1,014,726.

Photo of Anderson Cooper on set, and the Justice Defenders name and logo with the total amount donated at $138,197

Guest Host: Anderson Cooper

Charity: Justice Defenders is a nonprofit organization that trains paralegals and lawyers within defenseless communities to provide legal services for themselves and others. Founded in 2007 as African Prisons Project, Justice Defenders is a registered UK charity and U.S. nonprofit with nearly 350 people working across four African countries.

Photo of Anderson Cooper on set, and the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti name and logo with the total amount donated at $118,000

Guest Host: Anderson Cooper

Charity: Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is the only 24/7 full-service hospital serving a population of more than 350,000 people. The hospital strives to bring quality primary health care closer to those living in remote and often mountainous areas, who would otherwise not be able to access needed services.

Photo of Aaron Rodgers on set with North Valley Community Foundation name and logo. Total donated: $236,725

Guest Host: Aaron Rodgers

Charity: North Valley Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing philanthropic services including social justice services, wildfire relief, and Covid-19 support to residents in Northern California. The foundation plans to use the $236,725 donation from Aaoron Rodgers’ tenure to provide relief for small businesses struggling with the fallout of the pandemic.

Photo of Dr. Oz with Health Corps name and logo and Total Donated: $268, 701

Guest Host: Dr. Oz

Charity: Health Corps addresses health inequity by educating and empowering teens. The nonprofit organization strives to strengthen teens with innovative approaches to health and wellness, providing today’s youth with the tools to become more physically and mentally resilient through educational programming, leadership experience and service learning.

Photo of Katie Couric on set with Stand Up to Cancer name and logo and Total Donated: $230,504

Guest Host: Katie Couric

Charity: Stand Up To Cancer raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly. The $230,504 donation raised as part of Katie Couric’s 2-week appearance will be designated specifically to pancreatic cancer research.

*This article will be updated at the end of each guest host's appearance on Jeopardy!