Project Angel Food Awards Gala 2014
The event: Sharon Stone presented the inaugural Elizabeth Taylor Leadership Award to philanthropist Aileen Getty at the Sept. 6 Angel Awards Gala, which celebrated the organization’s 25th anniversary. Originally founded to bring meals to people living with HIV/AIDS, Project Angel Food has delivered more than 9 million meals to men, women and children suffering from a variety of critical illnesses.
The award: Dinner co-chairs Faye Moseley and Jeff Valenson said the organization named the award for Taylor’s long continuing support, not only because she bestowed the organization’s first grant, but also because, at times, she “very discreetly” joined them in delivering meals.
A family affair: Getty is Taylor’s former daughter in-law. Kate Burton, who kicked off the award ceremonies, also has ties to the legendary actress…
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As a side note: I had the opportunity to let Kate Burton know how much I enjoyed seeing her in “Shadows Round the Moon,” a one-woman play about Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein.” Happily Burton said she enjoyed the reading so much that she planned to perform the play in the future and I, for one, will be looking forward to that show.
Have just been nominated for an Emmy as a guest star on “Scandal,” the gracious Burton said she had no doubt Allison Janney would win. “That Allison, she’s a juggernaut. She won two awards,” said Burton. “She’s the Meryl Streep of television.”
Top photo: From left, Kate Burton, Aileen Getty and Sharon Stone attend the Project Angel Food Awards Gala (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)
Second photo: Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart at the Project Angel Food Awards Gala (Photo by Araya Diaz/ Getty Images for Project Angel Food)
Third photo: Chef Govind Armstrong, who designed the menu at the Project Angel Food Awards Gala (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Project Angel Food)
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Published Sept. 25, 2014 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA