AGVA offers its current and previous members emergency aid through the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund. Once a need has been verified, the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund will pay a variety of bills such as rent, utilities, telephone, etc. as well as give emergency grants. All grants are confidential and these grants are handled through a separate office to ensure privacy.
Contact the AGVA Sick & Relief Fund:
Darlene Wendy Frank - New York Office 212-675-1003 Ext. 102
Steve Rosen - Los Angeles office (818) 508-9984
The AGVA Sick & Relief Fund is also involved with other industry-related charities which benefit AGVA members such as The Actors’ Fund, Episcopal Actors’ Guild, Catholic Actors Guild, Better Wellness, the New York Health Fair, Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative, Central Labor Rehabilitation Council, St. Malachy’s Actor’s Chapel, various telethons, etc.
The AGVA Sick & Relief Fund also presents regular variety shows using the talents of AGVA member performers (for which they are paid a fee for expenses) at various senior citizen facilities, hospitals, care centers, schools, and public service locations throughout the country. Information about appearing in/or booking these AGVA Sick & Relief Shows may be obtained from the AGVA offices in New York and Los Angeles.
AGVA Sick and Relief Virtual Actors' Fund Home Show/Spring 2020