On November 8, 2018, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation celebrated the 3rd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, a major fundraiser that benefits the Foundation’s vital assistance and performers programs for SAG-AFTRA artists, as well as its award-winning children’s literacy program. The event will also include several incredible musical performances by award-winning recording artists and will be followed by a catered outdoor after-party.
The Patron of the Artists Awards honors two leaders in the entertainment industry — studio heads, producers, directors and others who have played major roles in supporting and nurturing the careers of actors, broadcasters and recording artists to work and thrive. We also honor two performers with the Artists Inspiration Award for utilizing their platforms to champion worthy charitable causes and giving back to the community.
Last year’s Patron of the Artists Awards were presented to director, writer, producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. Academy Award®-winning actor and philanthropist Kate Winslet and Grammy Award®-winning artist and philanthropist Lionel Richie were honored with Inspiration Awards.