We are writing to you today about a wonderful organization—The Actors Fund—who are having their annual gala in a few short days.
The Gala will be Monday, April 25th at the New York Mariott Marquis Hotel. Cocktails start at 6pm, with dinner and Gala tribute starting at 7pm.
This year’s honorees are:
- Michael Douglas
- Emilio & Gloria Estefan
- Robert Greenblatt
- Cynthia Gregory
- Casey Nicholaw
The Actors Fund was started in 1882 by Harrison Grey Fiske, who started the Fund “knowing the critical problems facing the profession.” From there, the Fund grew into the successful organization it is today, helping those in our line of work who need it most. According to their website:
Today, The Actors Fund is the national nonprofit human services organization that provides for the welfare of all entertainment professionals. The Fund helps people in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance. It assists performers as well as those who work behind the scenes. Its broad spectrum of programs include comprehensive social services, health services, supportive and affordable housing, employment and training services, and skilled nursing and assisted living care. The Fund also makes emergency grants for essential needs. Administered from offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Actors Fund’s mission is to help “all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
This is such an incredible organization, who we know to have helped so many! If you are interested in attending the Gala, please click here for more information. Or, if you’re interested but cannot attend, you may wish to make a donation to the Fund.
Philip & Marilyn