Food Programs Nationwide Receive $1.9 Million in Grants

They are teenagers in Florida searching for a healthy meal and low-income families in southern California needing basic groceries. They are the stigmatized in Alabama simply wanting access to social services and refugees who’ve settled in Maine seeking a new start. From coast to coast, they are men and women facing uncertain futures. They’re turning […]

From Executive Director Tom Viola

This morning, like every morning, Americans of every gender, ethnicity, religion, orientation, identity and economic status will turn to social service organizations across the country and The Actors Fund for a much-needed hand up and supportive shoulder. And this morning, like every morning, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will be there with our entire community – […]

Auctioneer Lorna Kelly Leaves Loving Legacy of Sass and Success

  At the age of 30, Lorna Kelly was told she was too wild and unpredictable to continue as a secretary at esteemed auction house Sotheby’s. Her reaction was to knock on the Sotheby’s president’s office door and convince him to let her conduct her own sales. The confident Kelly subsequently blazed the trail for […]

BC/EFA Donates $150,000 to Help Orlando Victims, Families

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced today that $150,000 will be donated on behalf of the Broadway community and all Broadway Cares supporters to three service organizations in central Florida committed to reaching out and providing emergency assistance to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, and their families and friends. “Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS […]

Fred Ebb Foundation’s Generosity Tops $10 Million Mark

Legendary lyricist Fred Ebb continues to make a difference for thousands of men and women. In December 2014, the Fred Ebb Foundation donated $1.65 million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, bringing its total contribution to $10 million since Ebb died in 2004. “My Uncle Fred wanted to give back to the theatre community because it’s the […]

Clinic’s Safety Net Catches Health Care Reform Questions

As politicians bicker about the clouds that linger over ongoing health care reform, one beacon of light continues to shine brightly on New York City’s West 57th Street. The Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Health Clinic, supported again last year with a $600,000 grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, remains on the front lines, addressing […]

Schmackary’s Bakes Up second Delicious Fundraiser

Click any thumbnail to view the image larger It’s not unusual to see long lines of customers snaking out the door at Schmackary’s Cookies, the “official cookie of Broadway.” But for one week in May, the smiling faces serving the New York City bakery’s confectionary delights were not your regular bakers. More than 30 Broadway […]

BC/EFA Donates $250,000 Toward Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS announced on Friday, November 2, 2012, that a portion of proceeds currently being raised by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, as well as other performing artists, during the six-week fall fundraising efforts will be donated to three relief agencies committed to immediately helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. An additional $100,000 […]

Thespians Surpass $1 Million Fundraising Mark

Nearly 3,000 high school thespians erupted into cheers when Joe Norton, Broadway Cares’ director of education and outreach, surprised them at their national festival June 28, 2012, with the news they had crossed a major milestone: the International Thespian Society has now raised more than $1 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The thespians, the […]

BC/EFA Supports (RED) Rush to Zero

The “rush to zero” is on and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is on-board to help with a $25,000 donation to (RED) in honor of the extraordinary company of Spider-Man:Turn Off the Dark and their efforts raising $232,000 during BC/EFA’s spring fundraising campaign. From June 1-10, 2012, the (RED)Rush to Zero campaign will raise funds and […]