SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION TO HONOR KERRY WASHINGTON WITH ACTORS INSPIRATION AWARD

June 6, 2016

 

Accolade To Be Presented At 7th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic On Monday, June 13th

 

LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2016) — The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today that SAG, Emmy, Golden Globe nominated Actress Kerry Washington will receive the Actors Inspiration Award, to be presented at its 7th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 13th at a private golf club in Burbank, California. The star of ABC’s Scandal and HBO’s Confirmation is being recognized by the Foundation as a SAG-AFTRA member who has given back to fellow actors and the community at large.

 

A longtime champion of civil rights and public service, Washington was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2009.  Washington is a strong supporter of President Obama and has campaigned on his behalf; she commanded the national stage on the final night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in a moving address that urged Democrats to get out the vote. In 2013 Washington was honored with the NAACP President’s Award, which recognized her special achievements in furthering the cause of civil rights and public service. In 2014, Time magazine included Washington on its annual Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World. Washington received the GLAAD Media Vanguard Award in 2015 and the ACLU Bill of Rights Award in 2016.

 

The L.A. Golf Classic is a major annual fundraiser benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs for SAG-AFTRA members facing life-threatening illness and severe economic hardship with the support of the entertainment community and generous sponsors. L.A. Golf Classic is one of the biggest celebrity golf tournaments with over 125 actors and entertainment industry executives expected to participate in the 2016 event.

 

“We are overjoyed to present Kerry Washington with our Actors Inspiration Award. Kerry’s continuous support for our programs and her fellow actors, and her dedication to countless social and political causes exemplify the essence of this award,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic is essential to raising the much-needed funds for our organization’s Emergency Assistance program and Catastrophic Health Fund for SAG-AFTRA members facing physical and financial hardships of all kinds, and we are beyond grateful to Kerry for graciously accepting this honor at this important event.”

 

Previous recipients of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award are Sofia Vergara and Leonardo DiCaprio, who were recognized in 2015 for their philanthropic work.

 

Celebrity participants to date include Tim Allen, Scott Bakula, Carlos Bernard, Tom Bower, Joe Cipriano, Eric Close, Rick Dees, Peter Gallagher, Carmine Giovinazzo, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Joel Gretsch, Gregory Harrison, Robert Hays, Vinnie Jones, Richard Karn, C.S. Lee, David Leisure, Joe Mantegna, Mark Moses, Kathryn Newton, Jeff Nordling, Ron Pearlman, Joe Pesci, James Remar, and Tom Welling.

 

Integrated Wealth Management returns for its sixth year as presenting sponsor of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation L.A. Golf Classic. Additional sponsors to date include: United Airlines, John W. Carson Foundation, SAG-AFTRA, Backstage, CBS, TNT, TBS, ABC, One America, Anthem Blue Cross, Amazon, Omnicom, Express Scripts, Wing & A Prayer Pictures, Fairway Greene, Boxing Cat Films, Bush Gottlieb, Wallace Family Partnership, Srixon, Club Glove, Marchon, Cleveland Golf, Fiji Water, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Macanudo, and Golf Energy Bars.

 

Since 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has granted more than $17 million in financial and medical assistance including $6.5 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the Foundation has offered 6000 free educational workshops, panels and screenings to union performers nationwide and its children’s literacy programs have brought the love of reading to more than 160 million children worldwide.

 

To learn more and for registration information and sponsorship packages (limited while availability remains) visit sagaftra.foundation/golf.

 

About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

In 2016, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation celebrates 31 years of giving back to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA, their families and communities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and free educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. The Foundation, independent of SAG-AFTRA, relies solely on support from gifts, grants and sponsorships to maintain its free programs. Visit sagaftra.foundation.

 

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About Integrated Wealth Management

Integrated Wealth Management is an independent wealth management firm providing thoughtful and proactive financial advice to individuals, businesses, and nonprofits. Integrated Wealth Management’s focus is helping clients attain their current and future financial goals by providing a high level of personalized service, expertise, and adapting quickly to changing client circumstances, market conditions or tax laws.  The full-service firm, founded in 1995, has offices in Palm Springs, CA, Palm Desert, CA, Newport Beach, CA, Boise, ID, and Anchorage, AK.  Integrated Wealth Management provides:  Wealth Management Services, Fiduciary Services, 401(k) Design and Management, Investment Reporting Services, Financial and Retirement Planning and more. For more information: IWMgmt.com or 866-888-6563 x. 402 or facebook.com/IWMgmt.

 

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