Photo: St. Jude
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation announced Sofia Vergara will receive the inaugural Actors Inspiration Award, to be presented at its 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 8th. As part of the SAG Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration, they are launching the honor to recognize Vergara as a SAG-AFTRA member who has given back to fellow actors and the community at large. In addition, the Modern Family star has a long history of supporting nonprofits and children’s organizations, including St. Jude and her foundation in her home country of Colombia.
The SAG Foundation is a national nonprofit that supports union performers with vital assistance and free educational programs and inspires millions of children worldwide through its signature children’s literacy programs. The Foundation’s annual L.A. Golf Classic, where celebrity golfers and entertainment industry executives raise money for the nonprofit’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance programs, benefit SAG-AFTRA professionals and their families in times of urgent need.
“We are thrilled to present Sofia Vergara with our first Actors Inspiration Award as the SAG Foundation celebrates 30 years of giving back to SAG-AFTRA performers, their families and communities. Sofia’s support for our programs, commitment to children’s literacy and generous charitable giving embody the spirit of this award. We’re looking forward to announcing more exciting news of her contributions to our programming in the coming weeks,” said SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams.
Vergara said, “It is an honor to be recognized by the SAG Foundation. This group does so much work supporting and educating the entertainment community and also the general public. I know how hard it can be to get work in this town and I’m grateful that the SAG Foundation exists to help those who are struggling.”