Video of Sam Simon’s message about “Save The Children”
Admired philanthropist and co-creator of “The Simpsons,” Sam Simon has passed away. The 59 year-old was diagnosed with terminal cancer in late 2012.
Although he was best known for co-creating the hit animated series, “The Simpsons,” Simon was a respected philanthropist.
For nearly three decades, the acclaimed writer, producer and director was a loyal advocate for children by supporting Save the Children’s top mission priorities, and traveling the world to see the charity’s work up close. He met former child soldiers in the mountains of Nepal returning to their communities; farmers in coffee-growing areas of Guatemala learning how to grow healthier food for their families; and children in quake-ravaged Haiti returning to school in a newly built safe classroom.
Simon eventually started The Simon Society, which recognizes generous supporters and emphasizes the importance of giving to the agency’s mission by making an unrestricted gift at various contribution levels. Unrestricted gifts give Save the Children the flexibility to apply the donation to help children wherever and whenever the need is greatest.