SAG-AFTRA Foundation Announces “Patron of the Artists Awards” Presenters and Performers Including Sara Bareilles, Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, John Boyega, Andrew Garfield, Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Anthony Mackie, Mandy Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Gary Oldman, Ray Romano and Tracee Ellis Ross

October 31, 2017

Event Takes Place Thursday, November 9 in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2017) – The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today several presenters and performers for the Patron of the Artists Awards which takes place Thursday, November 9 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The evening will include musical performances by Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Katharine McPhee, and Renee Olstead. Presenters to date include Kathy Bates, John Boyega, Andrew Garfield, Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Zoe Kazan, Anthony Mackie, Mandy Moore, Kumail Nanjiani, Gary Oldman, Will Poulter, Ray Romano, Tracee Ellis Ross and Algee Smith.

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation previously announced it will honor director/writer/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award®-winning director/producer Kathryn Bigelow, visionary Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, internationally-renowned recording artist Lionel Richie, and Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet at the celebration.

Previous honorees at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Patron of the Artists Awards include Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, director/writer/producer Lee Daniels, producer Megan Ellison, and director/producer Rob Marshall. The Patron of the Artists Awards event includes musical performances with ticket sales benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Sponsors include Platinum Sponsor Netflix, Gold Sponsor Steven Spielberg/Jeffrey Katzenberg/David Geffen, Silver Sponsors United Airlines, Annapurna Pictures, Annenberg Foundation, Mosaic, SAG-AFTRA, United Talent Agency, Ziffren Brittenham LLP., Bronze Sponsors HBO, City National Bank, Eisner Jaffe, Media Partner Variety and Partners Cadee Distillery, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants.

To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit SAGAFTRA.Foundation/PatronAwards.


About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Since 1985, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has granted more than $19 million in financial and medical assistance including $8 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA artists and their dependents. In addition, the Foundation has offered 7,600 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 340 million children worldwide.

In 2017, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation celebrates 32 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 relies solely on support from gifts, grants and sponsorships to maintain its free programs. Visit


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