The talented stars of Broadway Youth Ensemble will perform at the 80th Gold Medal Award Gala honoring The Actors Fund on March 23rd. The Ensemble - a group of young professionals with over 40 Broadway shows, national tours and recordings to their credit will perform a ”Thank You” medley and “Salute to NYC” led by veteran theatre professional Joe Baker.
Since its founding in 1882, The Actors Fund has aided workers in the entertainment industry. Early advocate Harrison Grey Fiske, editor of the New York Dramatic Mirror saw a need for change within the profession and immediately began the campaign for the “Actors Fund.”
Since its beginning, The Actors Fund has established a number of supporting programs and initiatives to enrich the entertainment community: helping found Broadway Cares in 1988 to help people in the industry affected by AIDS, opening The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence in 1996 to provide affordable housing and launching programs like Looking Ahead in 2003 which help young professional performers and their families thrive amid the unique challenges of working in the entertainment community.
|“The Actors Fund is a great collaboration of many incredible people.”|
The Fund supports people in film, theater, television, music, opera and dance, as well as those who work behind the scenes. The organization has served as a safety net for on-stage and back-stage workers across America.
This year’s event will honor the tremendous accomplishments of The Actors Fund and their impact on the entertainment industry past and present.
There have been many people who have shaped the great city we know today. Our interactive timeline takes you through a few of those leaders who have been honored with the prestigious Gold Medal Award.
To attend this year’s Gold Medal Award Gala click here.
This year’s contributions will be supporting some of our major programs; The E. Virgil Conway Scholarship and the Isaac Liberman Public Service Award Program. Each year the Hundred Year partners with our members and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services to recognize the accomplishments of civil servants and college scholars within our communities.
The Hundred Year has granted college scholarships based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. It has recognized career New York City employees for dedication well beyond their job description, improving efficiency and quality of service to New York City residents. Throughout its programs the Hundred Year has distributed more than $1.5 million in awards to dedicated community leaders and scholars.
Here are a few words from the 2014 class of scholars and award recipients:
“After I graduate from the University of Pennsylvania this year, I plan on attending graduate school to study public health and learn how to increase access to health services for all New Yorkers. Because of this scholarship, I will also be able to save up more resources for graduate school.”
With your support we can continue to impact the lives of the leaders and scholars who have made such a difference in our communities. You can show your support by purchasing a ticket through a reply card or by registering at Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend this year’s event please feel free to make a donation.