The award-winning stage and action film actor made the announcement via Twitter April 14, informing visitors that they had 140 characters or less to convince him which non-profit charity should be the recipient of the $100,000 contribution. Since the initial post, fellow Twitterers have flocked to Jackman's page to share worthy causes, inspiring Jackman to reply, "Your suggestions have been informative, touching and inspiring. Please keep them coming. You are educating thousands by sharing your causes."
Jackman also hinted that the recipient of the charity could be revealed as part of the daily morning radio show "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" April 24.
Jackman earned a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway musical The Boy From Oz. His stage credits include Oklahoma! at the National Theatre and award-winning work in productions of Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast in Australia. His numerous screen credits include "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," "Australia," "Scoop," "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Kate and Leopold," "Van Helsing," "The Prestige" and "The Fountain."