Continuing our special coverage about the SAG Awards. (Watch the Screen Actors Guild Awards online while reading this)…
PEOPLE and Entertainment Industry Foundation to Celebrate Actors’ Goodwill at SAG Awards® Gala
Co-Hosts Make Donation to SAG Foundation for the 13th Consecutive Year
PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will co-host the official SAG Awards® Gala,
held immediately following the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Sunday, Jan. 25, on the back lot of the
Shrine Exposition Center. Tony Schubert of Los Angeles-based Event Eleven will design and produce the Gala
for the first time this year, while famed chef Wolfgang Puck returns to create the Gala’s culinary delights for the
second consecutive year.
The SAG Awards Gala has been a cornerstone of the PEOPLE, EIF, SAG relationship for the past 13 years. On
this special night, the three organizations come together to salute the charitable efforts of actors in their
communities and to make an annual donation to the SAG Foundation. This year’s $100,000 gift from PEOPLE
and EIF will support the foundation’s scholarships and emergency assistance to SAG members and its reading
programs around the nation.
“We’re proud to once again support the SAG Foundation and to celebrate the SAG Awards at this very special
event,” said Larry Hackett, managing editor, PEOPLE. “It’s our way of thanking television and film performers for
another great year.”
Actors play a crucial role in EIF’s broad-reaching impact. “We are privileged to witness the enduring generosity of
so many amazing celebrities and the direct impact their involvement has on our community,” says EIF President
and CEO Lisa Paulsen. “EIF is also very grateful for the ongoing support of our partner PEOPLE magazine, which
helps us touch the lives of millions of people all year long.”
EIF and PEOPLE have partnered on a variety of causes for more than a decade. Together they have reached
hundreds of millions of people with important health, education and prevention messages.