Register to Vote Alongside Broadway’s Best with #BeltTheVote

 Never has there been a more important “save the date” than Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Broadway stars and theatre fans across the country, with the support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and in partnership with When We All Vote, are coming together to #BeltTheVote this fall. The nonpartisan social media campaign aims to encourage […]

BroadwayWorld interview with Tom Viola

As Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS reaches its 30th year in existence, Executive Director Tom Viola recently discussed the history of the organization with BroadwayWorld.com founder and editor in chief, Robert Diamond. Viola has been executive director since 1996 and has been a part of the organization since its inception in 1988. BroadwayWorld.com: Going back to […]

Donations Fuel More Than $2 Million in Essential Food Grants

Across the country, from coast to coast, people are receiving the meals they so desperately need from food banks and meal delivery services, thanks to the incredible efforts of the theatre community and supporters of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Broadway Cares food grants committee met February 8, 2018, and awarded $2,015,000 to 121 organizations, […]

Broadway Cares Awards Emergency Grants to Help Hurricane Survivors

  Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is awarding $575,000 in emergency grants to provide immediate, on-the-ground assistance to those battling the ravages of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. On behalf of the entire Broadway and Off-Broadway community, Broadway Cares is providing a $200,000 grant to the Hispanic Federation, $50,000 to […]

A Conversation with Tom Viola and Funders Concerned About AIDS

As longtime supporter of Funders Concerned About AIDS, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is proud to share this post from FCAA’s 30th anniversary blog series. Funders Concerned About AIDS mobilizes the leadership, ideas and resources of funders. Its blog series is highlighting organizations that have been on the front lines of funding the fight since its […]

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 […]