Billy Joel and wife Alexis have made an initial donation of $250,000 to aid the Ukrainian war effort and suffering refugees. The “Piano Man” posted a message on his official website and social media platforms revealing that via the couple's Joel Foundation, they've donated the money to through Bethenny Frankel’s B Strong Foundation, which is part of the Global Empowerment Mission.
The official statement reads in part:
The Joel Foundation was founded with the purpose of funding programs in music and music education. At times of catastrophic suffering, we pivot to help those that cannot help themselves. We have previously assisted with those experiencing food insecurity, PPE for healthcare workers during the initial COVID surge and now, our focus is to help the Ukrainian people.