Actress Angela Bassett Named Honorary Chair for SOAR La Cañada Chapter


LA CANADA, Calif. —SOAR-La Cañada welcomes actor and filmmaker Angela Bassett Vance as the honorary chairperson for the La Cañada Chapter.  Gifted and charismatic, Vance has captivated audiences around the world with her extensive career in film, television, and theatre. She has earned numerous Academy Award nominations, Emmy Award nominations, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.  She is well known for her biographical film roles portraying significant women, including Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Rosa Parks in “The Rosa Parks Story” and Katherine Jackson in “The Jacksons: An American Dream.”  She has earned nominations for her roles in “The Score,” “Akeelah and the Bee,” “Meet the Browns” and “Jumping the Broom.”

She has won awards for her performance in “How Stella Got her Groove Back” and “Music of the Heart.”

Currently, she is working on American Horror Story.

She is strongly committed to helping children who struggle to have a voice in this world.

Join Angela Bassett Vance and other community leaders on Friday, October 2, for “An Evening of Hope” at the beautiful and historic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Cocktails and silent auction begin at 7:30 p.m. and include an extensive selection of art pieces from renowned artists. Dinner reception to follow with live entertainment, music and dancing.

Sponsorship packages and individual donation opportunities are available. Exclusive recognition opportunity is available in the program book as well as pre and post event coverage. Customized packages expand to day-of event signage as well as national exposure on the SOAR website. All proceeds from the event will benefit Armenian orphans around the world. The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children.

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