Celebrity Buzz

Celebrity Buzz

Cory Booker

Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, is a huge proponent of volunteering, and very supportive of Share's work promoting girls' education in the developing world. Mr. Booker and SHARE's founder, Shannon McNamara met in New York City at the 2011 Art of Giving Benefit, an event for GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute. Shannonwas presented with the Hasbro Community Action Hero award.

Nate Berkus

Nate Berkus, host of NBC's The Nate Berkus Show, was so impressed with SHARE's work in Africa that he invited SHARE founder Shannon McNamara to be a guest on his show. Shannon was asked about the importance of raising the quality of education for girls in Africa.  Nate told a national audience that SHARE was "really fabulous" and "very, very cool."  

Nate Berkus is a design expert, New York Times best-selling author and a regular contributor to "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2002.  

Miley Cyrus

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus gave SHARE’s founder, Shannon McNamara, a special invitation to her November 2009 concert at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The teen sensation met with Shannon and two additional SHARE volunteers, Bridget Bauer and Dylan Canete backstage prior to the concert.  Cyrus told the girls that “SHARE is awesome” and thought that their volunteering was "really cool." Shannon had been singled out for “doing an outstanding job volunteering and making an impact in [her] community.”