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Brian Stokes Mitchell Re-Elected as Executive Director of Entertainment Community Foundation

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Brian Stokes Mitchell Re-Elected as Executive Director of Entertainment Community Foundation

The nonprofit also added five new board members, including executives from Tyler Perry, Sharon Carmazin, Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA and The Shubert Organization.

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The Entertainment Community Fund (recently renamed from the Actors Fund) has re-elected Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The term will be Mitchell’s 19th.

The nonprofit also includes SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree Ireland, Schubert Organization Chief Operating Officer Elliott Greene, Broadway Producer and Philanthropist Sharon Carmazin, Tyler Perry and Actors Equity. Added 5 new members to the board.Association Secretary Alvin Vincent Jr.

“We are delighted to welcome Duncan, Elliott, Sharon, Tyler and Alvin as the first to join our Board of Directors under our new name, The Entertainment Community Fund. The life-changing work we have done over the years will continue to support the performing arts and entertainment community.”

The Board also created the Medal of Distinction, a new award that recognizes those in the performing arts and entertainment industry who have dedicated their lives to helping their communities. The first recipients of this honor are stage and television director and producer Jon Bowab and stage manager and producer Marty Wibiot. Boab and Wiviot worked together to co-produce a series of lobby concerts at California’s Pantages Theater.

Founded in 1882 by Albert Marshman Palmer, the foundation was originally organized to “promote the intellectual welfare as well as the physical development and benefit of American actors.” Since the dawn of the 20th century, the Foundation has helped hundreds of creators and their families with her Actors’ Lillian Booth, an assisted living institution established in 1912, including burial plans and end-of-life care in her home. We have provided millions of dollars in support. .

The Foundation has been a vital resource for more than a century, but in 2020 and 2021 it took action to support community members throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund has distributed more than $26.8 million to more than 17,900 people through emergency financial assistance since March 2020.



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