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Entertainment Community Fund Honors Sonia Friedman and Seth MacFarlane at Annual Gala April 8


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Entertainment Community Fund Honors Sonia Friedman and Seth MacFarlane at Annual Gala April 8

The benefit also celebrates Warner Bros. Television Group.


Sonia Friedman and Seth MacFarlane

The Entertainment Community Fund‘s Annual Gala is held April 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The evening—which honors entertainment professionals working in film, TV, theatre, music, and dance—celebrates Tony and Olivier-winning producer Sonia Friedman; writer, actor, director, producer, and singer Seth MacFarlane; and Warner Bros. Television Group, Emmy-winning producer of scripted, unscripted, and animated programming. All three will receive the Entertainment Community Fund Medal of Honor.

The celebration begins at 6 PM ET with cocktails, followed by a 7 PM dinner and tribute. Special guests will include Annette Bening, Maria Friedman, Liz Gillies, and more.

READ: Seth MacFarlane Donates $5 Million to Entertainment Community Fund

“It’s
incredibly meaningful for the Entertainment Community Fund to celebrate
Sonia Friedman, Seth MacFarlane, and Warner Bros. Television Group at
our Annual Gala. Their commitment to the Fund and their peers in
performing arts and entertainment is truly commendable, and we’re deeply
grateful for their contributions to our work and the industry overall,”
said Entertainment Community Fund President and CEO Joe Benincasa in an earlier statement.

“We
are thrilled to honor Sonia, Seth, and Warner Bros. Television Group at
this year’s gala, especially after such an immensely challenging year
for the entertainment industry,” added Board Chair Bening. “I’m looking forward to recognizing this
year’s recipients on April 8, along with the invaluable work done by the
Fund to help those in need in our community.”

The
Entertainment Community Fund Medal of Honor was inaugurated May 9,
1910, when it was first presented to President William Howard Taft. The
award was revived in 1958, and since 1992, when Shubert Organization
President Bernard B. Jacobs was recognized, the award has been presented
at an annual fundraising gala. To view past honorees, click here.

The
Entertainment Community Fund is a national
human services organization that addresses the needs of people
who work in performing arts and entertainment with services focused on
health and wellness, career and life, and housing.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities to the forthcoming benefit, reach out to [email protected]. Learn more and purchase tickets by clicking here.





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