Both in and out of the tech community, John Legend is among the most active philanthropic celebrities today. He has been involved with charitable projects as diverse as hurricane clean-up, veterans advocacy, and education reform. Legend also sits on the board of directors of PopTech, a non-profit that brings together leading minds in a variety of fields in an attempt to solve the world’s problems. PopTech is not a mere think tank, however; they focus on solutions. One of their current initiatives, PeaceTXT, is a platform that seeks to dispel rumors and ease tensions in communities facing conflict situations, such as riots. Eventually, PopTech hopes to use the initiative to reduce and even prevent war. PopTech is also seeking tech-driven solutions to climate change, banking, and eco-conscious construction.