Alicia Augello Cook was born January 25, 1981. She is known professionally as Alicia Keys and became famous as an American songwriter and pianist. Now she is also a record producer and actress. She is a spokeswoman for Keep A Child Alive.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
Humanitarian Causes and Philanthropic Donations
Keys is the co-founder and Global Ambassador of Keep a Child Alive, a non-profit organization that provides medicine to families with HIV and AIDS in Africa. Her philanthropic work in Africa was documented in the documentary Alicia in Africa: Journey to the Motherland.
Alicia Keys has also supported the following charities: Aid Still Required, CHIME FOR CHANGE,DoSomething.org,Fresh Air Fund,Frum Tha Ground Up,i.am.angel foundation, LIFEbeat, Live 8, Live Earth, Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, New York Coalition For Healthy School Food, Oxfam Population Services International, Raising Malawi, (RED), Robin Hood, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Stand Up To Cancer, UNICEF, Wellness In The Schools, YouthAIDS,Youth Lifeline America.
She supports the following causes: Adoption, Fostering, Orphans, AIDS & HIV, At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths, Bullying, Cancer, Children, Creative Arts, Disaster Relief, Economic/Business Support, Education, Environment, Family/Parent Support, Health, Human Rights, Peace, Philanthropy, Poverty, Slavery & Human Trafficking, Sports, Women