Emmy Winner Seth MacFarlane Donates $1 Million to Entertainment Community Fund
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Emmy Winner Seth MacFarlane Donates $1 Million to Entertainment Community Fund. The Fund has provided more than $2.7 million to more than 1,500 people affected by the current strikes.
Five-time Emmy winner Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) has donated $1 million to The Entertainment Community Fund, which addresses the needs of people who work in performing arts and entertainment.
Since May 1, the Fund has raised more than $6.3 million from more than 7,500 donors in support of film and TV workers. Among those donors are The Katie McGrath & JJ Abrams Family Foundation, Stacey Abrams, Annette Bening, Tom Bergeron, Greg Berlanti, Rachel Bloom, Rosanne Cash in memory of Johnny Cash, Suzanne Collins and Cap Pryor, Vince Gilligan, Lynn Nottage, Michelle Pfeiffer and David E. Kelley, Shonda Rhimes, and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.
“The Entertainment Community Fund is overcome with gratitude to the prominent leaders in our community who have donated in support of film and television workers in need,” says Entertainment Community Fund Chair Annette Bening. “Each day, the calls for help increase; these gifts will immediately assist so many in our industry who are still struggling to recover after the pandemic. We also hope that these impactful gifts will inspire others, if they can, to donate to support our crucial work.”
As of July 28, the Fund has provided more than $2.7 million to more than 1,500 people affected
by the current work stoppages. The Fund is distributing about $400,000-$500,000 per week (compared to an average of $75,000 per week). Money raised is helping film and TV workers in need with emergency financial
assistance to cover basic living expenses, mental health support, and more.
Those in need of help or those who wish to donate should visit EntertainmentCommunity.org.