11. 11. Selleck is an avid philanthropist
He is a board member of The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics; an advisory board member of the Character Counts Coalition; a spokesman for the National Fatherhood Initiative; a committee member of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and is actively involved in the Student/Sponsor Partnership Program in New York City. Also, together with the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan, he served as a national spokesperson for the Character Counts! Coalition; he was also an honorary chairman of the Skin Cancer Foundation and a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Mission, which helps the homeless. Additionally, he has received a Distinguished American Award for the Horatio Alger Association and was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Pepperdine University.