Project Angel Food Angel Awards

Project Angel Food's Angel Awards 2015, Honoring Marianne Williamson & Founding Team As Well As Entertainment Industry Foundation
What Jane Lynch and Marianne Williamson have in common

 

 

 

The event: Actress Jane Lynch (known the last few years as the comically diabolical Sue Sylvester on “Glee”) and spiritual lecturer Marianne Williamson may seem to come from different worlds. But those worlds converged Aug. 22 at the 25th annual Angel Awards in Los Angeles.

The annual gala benefits Project Angel Food, which sends more than 10,000 meals each week to the homes of people affected by serious illness. Originally begun to provide nutritious meals to individuals suffering from AIDS, the charity expanded its mission in 2004 to include those with other illnesses as well. To date, it has provided more than 9 million meals to the homebound.

Project Angel Food's Angel Awards 2015, Honoring Marianne Williamson & Founding Team As Well As Entertainment Industry Foundation
Click here to read my whole article in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to find more pictures.

As an aside, I go to a lot of Galas and dread the speeches by non-professionals, which are rarely interesting and almost always way too long. Actually, plenty of celebrities aren’t great speech-givers either, but as most are actors, they usually do at least a decent job.

This Gala, however, couldn’t have been more inspiring. Every speaker who stepped up to the podium – the actors and all the honorees – had something compelling to say. So I’d like to send a big BRAVO to the people behind the Project Angel Food Angel Awards Gala.

 

 

Top photo: Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery sang a duet at the Project Angel Food Angel Awards Gala. (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)

Project Angel Food's Angel Awards 2015, Honoring Marianne Williamson & Founding Team As Well As Entertainment Industry Foundation
Second photo: Honoree Marianne Williamson accepts the award for founding Project Anget Food at the Project Angel Food Angel Awards Gala.  (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)

Third photo: Honorees and Project Angel Food founders, from left, David Kessler, Marianne Williamson, Howard Rosenman, Freddie Weber and Ed Rada (every one of them had interesting things to say in their acceptance speehes (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)

Fourth photo: Presenter Frances Fisher, left, of “Titanic,” “Masters of Sex” and “Resurrection” and two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Light at the Project Angel Food Angel Awards Gala (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)

 

 

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Project Angel Food Angel Awards

Published Aug. 31, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA