SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION SETS DATE FOR 2nd ANNUAL PATRON OF THE ARTISTS AWARDS – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 IN BEVERLY HILLS
August 22, 2016
LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2016) — The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced Tuesday, November 1, 2016 as the date for its 2nd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards, which will be presented at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA.Last year’s event honored Leonardo DiCaprio with its “Actors Inspiration Award,” highlighting a SAG-AFTRA member who has given back to fellow actors and the community at large. Filmmakers Rob Marshall, Megan Ellison, and Lee Daniels were given the “Patron of the Artists Awards” honoring industry leaders who are champions of the arts, recognizing individuals whose history of fostering creativity and creating opportunities for actors has made a positive impact on the acting profession and the performing arts.
The evening includes musical performances with ticket sales benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Honorees, performers, and presenters for 2016 will be announced in the next several weeks. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit sagaftra.foundation/PatronArtists.
Since 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has granted more than $18 million in financial and medical assistance including $7 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the Foundation has offered 6200 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.
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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