THE CREATIVE COALITION PRESENTS THE NINTH ANNUAL HUMANITARIAN AWARDS HONORING LENA WAITHE, BILLY EICHNER, PAULINE CHALAMET, JASON ALEXANDER, WENDIE MALICK, MATT WALSH, ARIAN MOAYED, JOSEFINA LÓPEZ, and others TBA
Variety’s Marc Malkin to Host
August 30, 2023 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – The Creative Coalition today announced the ninth annual Humanitarian Awards Benefit Luncheon Gala, to be held on Thursday afternoon, September 14, 2023 at the La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood. This year’s Honorees include Lena Waithe, Billy Eichner, Pauline Chalamet, Jason Alexander, Wendie Malick, Matt Walsh and Arian Moayed, who will be honored for their work with charitable and social welfare causes. Variety Senior Editor and host of the “Just for Variety” podcast, Marc Malkin, will host the special charity event supporting the arts. The Your Voice Carries Weight Award will be bestowed to Josefina López (CASA 0101, Real Women Have Curves) at the event.
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This highly anticipated annual event honors prominent figures in the entertainment industry who use the power of their celebrity for social good.
“The Humanitarian Awards celebrate the power of compassion and the indomitable spirit of those who make a positive impact. It is a reminder that we all have the ability to create change and uplift humanity through our actions and empathy,” said actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly.
The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk added, “The Humanitarian Awards serve as a beacon of hope; shining a light on these incredible individuals who use their platform and influence to champion causes that truly matter. It is a testament to the transformative power of art and activism, reminding us that together, we can create a better world for all.”
All proceeds from the special charity event benefit The Creative Coalition’s year-round work to protect and advance the arts. Honorees will be spotlighting their charitable causes including Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab, GLAAD, arts education in California public schools, Return to Freedom, Open Books, and Waterwell. The Creative Coalition’s Humanitarian Awards are graciously supported by Novo Nordisk Inc. Variety is the exclusive media partner.
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About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.
About The Creative Coalition’s Humanitarian Awards
Bestowed since 2015, the Humanitarian Awards are prestigious honors that bring awareness and recognition to entertainment industry leaders who have used their unique platforms to bring voice to the social causes that they care about. Past Humanitarian Award recipients include Debra Messing, Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Anthony Anderson, Joey Soloway, Patricia Heaton, Alan Cumming, Alfre Woodard, Tim Robbins, Terry Crews, Patricia Arquette, Finn Wolfhard, Alyssa Milano, Henry Winkler, Bill Prady, and Laverne Cox, among others. For more information, click here.
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