Anderson Cooper’s two-week “Jeopardy!” stint comes to a close on Friday, and the charities he selected will be receiving some hefty donations as the show matches the contestant winnings.
According to a press release from the show, “Jeopardy!” will be donating $118,000 to Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, which has a mission of collaborating with the people of the Caribbean nation as they strive to improve their health and overall quality of life.
For the second week, the show is making a donation of an additional $138,197 to Justice Defenders, an organization that provides training for paralegals and lawyers in order to provide legal services for otherwise defenceless communities in Africa.
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To date, the amount of donations to various charitable causes on behalf of the recent guest hosts is $992,127.
Following the CNN anchor’s stint, “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker will take over “Jeopardy!” hosting duties for the next two weeks, starting on Monday, May 3.