The Entertainment Community Fund's 2023 gala, held May 1 at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, raised $1.2 million to support its programs and services, aimed at supporting workers across the entertainment industry. The evening honored philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, Orion Pictures head Alana Mayo, Tony-winning producer Tom Kirdahy, and entertainment multi-hyphenate Tyler Perry.
On hand to celebrate were Fund Chair Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joshua Boone, Susan Stroman, Emma Seligman, Nathan Lane, Gaten Matarazzo, Arian Moayed, Robert Creighton, and more. The evening also featured performances from Some Like It Hot's Adrianna Hicks, Lil Buck, Solea Pfeiffer, and 2023 Tony nominee Colton Ryan. Watch highlights from the evening above.
"Thank you to everyone who joined us in honor of Glorya, Alana, Tom, and Tyler, to recognize the contributions they make to this industry we’re so proud to be a part of," shared Fund President and CEO Joe Benincasa. "We’re grateful for the dedication of all who made our 2023 Gala such a success, and look forward to another year ahead of supporting a life in the arts."
The Entertainment Community Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.