World Vision Remembers Alex Trebek


  • World Vision offers prayers and condolences as the organization remembers its long-time partner.
Alex Trebek visits with a child while on a trip with World Vision
The late Alex Trebek, former host of popular U.S. game show 'Jeopardy!' visits with a local child while on a trip with World Vision in the 1980s.

SEATTLE (Nov. 8, 2020)“While Alex Trebek is being remembered by so many as a beloved television icon and the host of Jeopardy!, we at World Vision are also mourning a long-time partner and friend who joined with us in showing God’s unconditional love to those in greatest need. Alex was a champion of those in poverty, partnering with World Vision for four decades and helping millions by bringing attention to their plight. Alex first got in touch with us during the Ethiopia famine in the 1980s, asking how he could help. Over the years, despite his busy schedule, Alex found time to visit some of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time, bringing attention to the issue of poverty. He not only gave his name and notoriety; he and his wife Jean generously donated to life-saving projects in several countries, changing the lives of the families who lived there. We remember him dearly as someone full of humor, a keen wit, an open heart, and genuine love for those suffering and in need. He will be deeply missed. We send our condolences and are praying for his family.” – Edgar Sandoval Sr., President and CEO of World Vision U.S.

About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.