Producer and Songwriter; Chairman, Verve Music Group
David Foster is a 16-time Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter. He has worked with musical superstars like Michael Buble, Seal, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and Whitney Houston to name a few. The winner of a Golden Globe and an Emmy, he is a three-time Oscar nominee. Foster's philanthropic work was inspired by a 1986 visit to see a friend's daughter who was having an organ transplant. Seeing how difficult it was for the little girl to be so far from her family and home, he asked her what she wanted more than anything. Her reply was, "I just want to see my sister." Foster realized that for the price of an airline ticket, he could make her dream come true - and his foundation was born. In Canada, the David Foster Foundation provides funding for the nonmedical expenses of families whose children are undergoing life-saving organ transplants. It also promotes organ donor awareness and education in the United States and Canada. Foster has been instrumental in raising more than $14 million for the cause.