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Beverly Hills News – Sofia Vergara To Receive SAG ‘Actors Inspiration Award’ for Philanthropy

Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 – 1:38 PM

(CNS) – “Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara will receive the inaugural Actors Inspiration Award from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation to recognize her support of a variety of community programs, the foundation announced today.

Vergara, 42, was chosen for her history of supporting various nonprofits and children’s organizations, including St. Jude and her own foundation in Colombia.

“Sofia’s support of our programs, commitment to children’s literacy and generous charitable giving embody the spirit of this award,” SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams said. “We’re looking forward to announcing more exciting news of her contributions to our programming in the coming weeks.”

Vergara, who received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this month, will receive teh award during the foundations sixth annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 8.

Vergara said she was honored to receive the award, saying the foundation “does so much work supporting and educating the entertainment community and also the general public. I know how hard it can be to get work in this town and I’m grateful that the SAG Foundation exists to help those who are struggling.”

 

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