Your fame is a powerful tool for good.
Through Dine with a Star, put this fame to work—hassle free—in support of your favourite causes.
Also connect directly with fans while promoting your efforts to your wider fan base. And if you’d like, earn extra income for your efforts.
How’s it work?
it’s simple. You meet for a private lunch or dinner with a fan who’s donated to a charity of your choice.
If you’d like, keep a portion of the funds for yourself. (We also keep a portion to cover our costs.)
Then, share your efforts with the world! And encourage your friends and colleagues too. If each star who gets involved encouraged one other star to join up, imagine how much we could all raise for charity.
We’ll promote the meal and donation on social media and give you content like photos and video to promote to your own fans.
We Handle the Details So You Don’t Have To
Don’t lift a finger. Just arrive at the chosen restaurant to meet your lucky fan for dinner.
We’ll take care of all the details.
- We work with you and the fan to find a time and location convenient to you.
- We handle all arrangements, including reservations, required background check and security, and getting the fan to the restaurant.
- We ensure the fan has covered the costs of transportation and the meal.
- We’ll do a thorough security background check of each fan before you meet.
Join our Star Roster, Meet Your Fans & Do Good
So you’d like to get involved? It’s easy. Here’s how:
- Take 30 seconds to sign up online.
- Indicate which cause or causes you’d like to support, plus the total dollar amount a fan needs to provide (the donation to charity, plus your share and the 20% to Dine with a Star).
- Within 24 hours, someone from Dine with a Star will connect with you offline to confirm other details.
- You’ll be added to our Star Roster. We’ll promote your joining the roster using social media channels and you can do the same through your own social media.
Once you’ve joined, we’ll connect you with fans interested in meeting you for a meal.
Answers to Your Questions
If I choose to keep a portion of the money for myself, how and when will I get paid?
We’ll make sure that Dine with a Star receives the full payment from the fan well in advance of the lunch or dinner. Once the meeting is complete, we’ll immediately transfer the agreed-to funds to your bank account.
How do you ensure my security?
We’ll do security background check of the fan who will be meeting you. And if you like, we can arrange for security personel to be on-site at the restaurant. The fan is responsible for all these costs.
How are the funds directed to the charity?
When a fan makes a donation to a star’s charity, the money is first paid to Dine with a Star. We will then direct to the charity the portion of the funds the star agreed to donate.
How much of the donation goes to charity?
At least 50% of a donation must go to the charity of your choice. It’s up to you if you’d like the charity to receive more.
Dine with a Star keeps a portion of each donation (20%). The remaining balance (up to 30% of the original donation) is yours to keep.
Can I choose the charity that receives the donation?
Yes, it’s up to our stars to choose which charity or charities they’d like to support. When you create your account, you’ll be able to tell us which charities you’d like to list. We’ll then add these to your profile so that fans can see what causes you’re behind.
How do I know if a fan wants to meet with me?
Fans express their interest to meet with stars and donate to their chosen charities through the Dine with a Star website. When a fan chooses you, we’ll first confirm and validate the fan’s interest and then contact you directly with all the details.
How do you ensure my privacy?
Your privacy is paramount, so all details are kept confidential until after the event. The fan you’re meeting won’t know the location of the meeting until just before the event. And we won’t publicize the meeting until after it’s over.
Where does the meal take place?
The star determines where the meeting takes place. Usually, this will be where the star lives, or sometimes, a city where he/she will be travelling to.
The star also chooses the restaurant.
As noted elsewhere, the fan is responsible for paying the cost of the meal.
Accessible to the Average Fan
Dine with a Star wants to make stars accessible to the average fan.
As such, we encourage stars to accept various amounts for charity. Large contributions are certainly not discouraged, but we believe that many smaller donations can quickly add up, while at the same time connecting many more fans with stars.
As you can see here on the website, many stars aren’t looking for huge donations to charity. They recognize most fans can’t donate tens of thousands of dollars.