Since 2002, the Celebrity Cabinet has helped the Red Cross in its lifesaving mission by bringing awareness to important initiatives and response efforts. These actors, musical artists, television personalities, athletes and other public figures donate their time, skills, passion and energy all year-round.
Sherry Lansing, former chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Group, Paramount Pictures, is the Founding Chair of the Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet and former member of the Red Cross Board of Governors.
Artist Reps & Publicists
If someone you represent has a passion for helping people in their time of need, please contact us to discuss how they can join the Celebrity Cabinet.
The Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet
"When my home was claimed by fire in 2011, Red Cross was among the first on-site. They looked after my family and helped in any way possible. From personal experience, I’m supporting the Red Cross’s work to unite families and provide aid."
"After surviving the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, I had no food, water, nor shelter. My life hinged on on hope, 'please let help be on the way.' For me, that “help” was from The Red Cross. They save lives and reinstall hope."
Jamie Lee Curtis
"I'm honored to support an organization that touches millions of lives in communities nationwide. Besides collecting blood and helping many recover from disasters, they give incredible support to military personnel and their families."
"I am honored to be a member of the Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet since 2005. I don't think that the public - nor I until recently - realized the extent to which the Red Cross responds to disasters around the world."
"I am honored to be a part of the celebrity panel because it allows opportunities to educate, raise awareness and offer others the chance to be part of making a difference."
"I have enjoyed the relationship between The Weather Channel and the American Red Cross for years and seen firsthand how it has helped people before, during and after a natural disaster."
Marcia Gay Harden
"When I was a young schoolboy in Hong Kong, my classmates and I were very poor, and yearned for the most basic things in life. At that time, a representative from the Red Cross arrived with supplies. I vowed to never forget this generosity."
"After Sept. 11, the Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina, the Red Cross assisted with speed, grace, and humility. I worked with them and the YMCA to set up a youth reading center at the Astrodome. I then decided to join the Celebrity Cabinet."
-Marcia Gay Harden
"As a long time supporter of The American Red Cross, I applaud their unyielding commitment to the human spirit during domestic and international crises and I am honored to serve as a Celebrity Cabinet member."
"September 11th brought renewed the importance in America of banding together as a nation. It gives us great pleasure to be able to work with such a wonderful organization because of what it provides to this country and around the world."
LL Cool J
"The Red Cross is a volunteer driven organization that provides humanitarian help to those in need. It is an honor for me to participate in their celebrity cabinet and encourage all to become involved with their local Red Cross."
"As a former member of the board overseeing Americorps, I've seen the amazing difference volunteers can make. I'm eager to help the Red Cross and encourage others to give time, blood and money to carry out their lifesaving mission."
Dr. Phil McGraw
" I'm happy to volunteer for the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet. The Red Cross is an organization that responds to those in need and it is an honor to help them with the lifesaving role they play everyday in communities nationwide."
"Whenever a natural disaster occurs, it is always the Red Cross that responds quickly and compassionately. I am honored to lend my voice to their cause, and thrilled to serve on the Celebrity Cabinet since 2010."
"I saw the efforts of the Red Cross immediately after Hurricane Katrina, and in Houston and Dallas, working around the clock for weeks. They provided food and shelter, and a sense of family and comfort when people needed it the most."
-Dr. Phil McGraw
"I began my career as an anchor in S.C., where I saw firsthand the Red Cross commitment to community after Hurricane Hugo. Later, as an anchor in Miami, I experienced Hurricane Andrew and the amazing work of Red Cross volunteers yet again."
Michael W. Smith
"Whether it’s a call to action for blood drives, disaster relief, or just community outreach, the American Red Cross does an extraordinary job at meeting the immediate needs of a community, and preparing and planning for long-term support."
"It's a great honor to be asked to take part in this worthwhile endeavor for the American Red Cross for another year. The time I spend volunteering and working with other volunteers has enriched my life."
"The Red Cross is an amazing organization whose efforts have helped many. I am honored to be a Celebrity Cabinet Member. This organization is inspiring, and I want to help put band-aids on the wounds of those in need."
"I'm honored to serve a role with the American Red Cross. It is an organization I have supported, recommended and trusted for many years. I look forward to being actively involved in the incredible work they do to those in such great need."