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June 17, 2019 Press Release

The Actors Fund Announces Election of Six New Members to Board of Trustees

The Board establishes policies for administering the programs and services of the organization, which has served the community since 1882.
May 9, 2019 Events & Performances

The Actors Fund Gala—A Record-Breaking $1.5 Million Raised

On April 29, The Actors Fund Annual Gala was held at the New York Marriott Marquis, proudly raising more than $1.5 million and breaking all previous fundraising records for the event!
May 7, 2019 Press Release

The Actors Fund Launches the Performing Arts Legacy Project

In partnership with The Research Center for Arts and Culture, The Actors Fund held a launch event for the Performing Arts Legacy Project (PAL) website yesterday at Actors’ Equity in New York City.


Annette Bening and Brian Stokes Mitchell joined donors and community members to celebrate the opening of The Samuel J. and Florence T. Friedman Pavilion, marking the completion of a capital campaign project to rebuild, expand and preserve The Actors Fund Home for future generations.
April 10, 2019 Press Release

Lily Tomlin To Be Honored at The Actors Fund’s 23rd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Gala

The Actors Fund will honor Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award® winner Lily Tomlin with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at the 23rd Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Gala on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (3:30-9:00pm) at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. 
March 21, 2019 Press Release

Broadway Brunch with the Stars: An Afternoon of Song and Celebration

The Actors Fund will host “Broadway Brunch with the Stars: An Afternoon of Song and Celebration”, a benefit for The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and in honor of Kaytie O'Hara on Sunday March 31, 2019 from 11:30 am–1:30 pm in a private Upper West Side home.

The Actors Fund Annual Gala to Honor Harvey Fierstein, John Gore, Matthew D. Loeb and Rita Moreno on April 29

“Harvey, John, Matthew and Rita are legends in our community,” said Brian Stokes Mitchell, Chairman of The Actors Fund.
February 12, 2019 Services & Programs

CEO Joe Benincasa Appears on One on One with Steve Adubato

Steve Adubato goes One-on-One with Joe Benincasa, President & CEO of The Actors Fund, to discuss how the organization fosters stability and resiliency and serves as a safety net to thousands of people in the entertainment and performing arts industry over their lifefspan.

[title of show] [the reunion concert] to Benefit The Actors Fund on March 11

The Actors Fund announced today that beloved fan favorite and critically acclaimed musical [title of show] will once again be heard on Broadway in a reunion concert on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Members of The Actors Fund will get early access to purchase tickets on a date to be announced.

Sarah Drew & Oscar Nunez to Star as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in The Actors Fund Benefit Performance of "I Love Lucy: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom"

All proceeds from this one-night-only live radio theater performance will benefit The Actors Fund’s programs and services.