On November 7, 2019, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation will celebrate the 4th 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, Storyline Online.
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.
The evening also includes several incredible musical performances by award-winning recording artists and will be followed by a catered outdoor after-party.
In 2018, studio executive and producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter/director Spike Lee were honored with Patron of the Artists Awards. Academy Award®-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Lady Gaga and actor Harrison Ford were honored with Artists Inspiration Awards for their philanthropy.