Ryan Seacrest may be best known as the host of American Idol, but he has used that fame to expand his own media empire, which includes his radio hosting gigs as well as producing TV shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
He also has launched a non-profit group, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, and this week Microsoft stepped in and donated $100,000 to that organization. The donation was revealed by Microsoft on Wednesday on the occasion of the opening of Seacrest Studios at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
Microsoft states, "Microsoft’s $100,000 donation to the Foundation will help further its entertainment and education focused initiatives. RSF’s first initiative is to build broadcast media centers—Seacrest Studios—within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media."
Microsoft donated two new Surface tablets to the new Seacrest Studios in Dallas and Seacrest himself was there to check them out on Wednesday, alongside well known actress and pop singer (and now Justin Bieber's ex) Selena Gomez. The two celebrities used Skype on the Surface to chat with kids in the hospital who were not able to leave their rooms.
Source: Microsoft press release | Image via Microsoft