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Ross was widely known in Hollywood for his generosity of time and talents to a large number of charities.  In doing research on asthma for his role in Experiment in Terror, he became affiliated with CARIH (Children's Asthma Research Institute and Hospital in Denver) and served as Chairman of their Theatre Arts Department for many years.   CARIH was a primary recipient of proceeds from his charitable celebrity tennis tournaments.  A plaque with his name graces their "Golden Wall - the Breath of Hope".  CARIH is now a part of the National Jewish Research Medical Center.  Anyone wishing to donate in Ross' name (or their own) may do so at: http://www.nationaljewish.org/

           
Souvenir Program from Ross's La Costa Celebrity Invitational (selected pages) 
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Fishing day at Long Beach Pier with kids from Hollywood Boys' Club, now operating as Boys' and Girls' Club of Hollywood.  Donations may be made at: 
http://www.bgchollywood.com

  
Quote from Los Angeles Times - Apr 21, 1969  B'nai B'rith Names Martin Man of Year
Ross Martin has been named Man of the Year by the Encino B'nai B'rith. Formal presentation will take place on June 7.
  
Quote from The Windsor Star - Oct 10, 1973
Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., actor Ross Martin and comedian Pat Henry combined talents in a performance that helped raise $500,000 for Israel, spokesmen report.

 

Other charities supported by Ross included:
  
Cancer Immunization Center of UCLA in November 1980, Ross played for this Charity on Card Sharks  (game show).  They do not appear to be in existence any longer.
 
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/
 
City College of New York (now Baruch University) http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/    (Ross's alma mater)