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In 1998, Alex Trebek donated of 74 acres of open land (worth $2m at the time) in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills for the purpose of conservation and as a wildlife corridor

Alex Trebek

Trebek at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, in 2007

Trebek was a longtime philanthropist and activist. He was active with multiple charities, including World Vision Canada and United Service Organizations. For World Vision, Trebek travelled to many developing countries with World Vision projects, taping reports on the group’s efforts on behalf of children around the world. Trebek and the Jeopardy! crew became involved with the United Service Organizations in 1995, appearing on several military bases throughout the world, both in an attempt to find contestants and as a morale booster for the troops. He donated 74 acres (30 hectares) of open land in the Hollywood Hills to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy in 1998. He was later aw… Continue Reading (6 minute read)

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