Since winning America’s Got Talent in 2007, Terry has been a continuous supporter of many charities ranging from military focused organizations including Airpower Foundation and Snowball Express, to the Arthritis Foundation, in which Terry has a family connection, and many more. As most fans know, 100 percent of profits from Terry’s merchandise sales at The Mirage performances in Las Vegas, his out-of-state touring shows throughout the year, and even purchases made at the Terry Fator online store, benefit multiple military charities.
The foundation (currently pending it’s 501(c)(3) status), along with its online home www.TerryFatorFoundation.com, gives Terry’s fans a way to participate by traveling along this philanthropic journey with the entertainer: Whether they wish to follow Terry as the site is updated with his tales of giving back, charity spotlights, and highlights from the foundation’s donations, appearances, and events; or once the tax-exempt status is complete, simply donate directly to the foundation to, in turn, help others.
“I’m so grateful to have a foundation that will allow me to work with my board and make sure that our giving is doing the most good for the largest number of people and families that need help the most,” said Terry. “I have so many causes that I’m passionate about and personally connected to, and as I would share these stories with my fans, I would find a lot of them are directly tied to some of the same charities or have family members with certain struggles that are assisted by these groups – you never know who is affected.”
Announcements regarding benefit shows and special appearances supporting Terry Fator Foundation will be announced at a later date.
ABOUT TERRY FATOR:
Terry Fator became a household name in 2007 when he won Season 2 of “America’s Got Talent” with his unique brand of entertainment that combines singing, comedy, and unparalleled celebrity impressions. After 25 years of honing his skills at county fairs and venues across the country, the Dallas-bred entertainer’s big “AGT” win at age 42 catapulted him into the upper echelon of entertainers, landing him at No. 3 on Forbes’ list of the top-earning comics behind Jerry Seinfeld and Kevin Hart in 2015. The feat is due largely to his multi-million dollar deal with the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where his award-winning show, “Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment,” has been running since 2009. With a cast of characters including Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Emma Taylor, the little girl with the big voice; Maynard Thompkins, the Elvis Impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor and many others, Fator has been raking in awards, accolades, and industry admiration ever since. Within the last year, Fator has released a DVD “Terry Fator: Live In Concert,” a country music CD “It Starts Tonight,” as well as a series of children’s books including Lamu, The Christmas Kitten.