It seems Hollywood launches
foundations all the time, but I can't recall an artist of Lady Gaga's
reach or caliber who has done the months of due-diligence and
behind-the-scenes meetings with the experts before they've launched such a foundation.
Lady Gaga has already energized a generation of young people with her
music, her compassion, and her novel ways of using technology to
connect. Her commitment to empowering youth and inspiring humanity with her new foundation is a radical, game-changing move that will transform youth culture.
Lady Gaga is launching a foundation with the help of the MacArthur Foundation and Harvard University.
The Grammy-winning singer announced Wednesday that she is launching the
Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on youth empowerment and
"issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and
Gaga's partners include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
The foundation will be directed by the 25-year-old singer and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta.
"Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as
well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the
face of bullying and abandonment," Gaga said in a statement.