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Industry News Entertainment Community Fund Adds New Board Members

Among the inductees is Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang.

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The Entertainment Community Fund (ECF) has appointed four new members to its board of trustees, including Tony winner David Henry Hwang, Robert (Toby) McDonough, Frank Nocco, and Katherine Oliver. Annette Bening will continue to serve as Chair of the board. 

Hwang is a Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist whose work includes AidaM. ButterflyFlower Drum SongYellow Face (which is headed for a Broadway revival in fall 2024), and more. McDonough currently serves as Treasurer of Local One, IATSE, after working as a stagehand for 20 years and a Local One officer for 23. Nocco is the Head of Weil’s U.S. Structured Finance and Derivatives practice and Co-Head of the Global Structured Finance and Derivatives practice, and Oliver is a former Commissioner of the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and a founding Principal of Bloomberg Associates.

“We are elated to continue to work with Annette in her role as Chair, and eagerly welcome David, Toby, Frank and Katherine to our Board," ECF President and CEO Joe Benincasa said in a statement. "With their background, expertise and commitment to the advancement of the Fund’s mission, we are confident that their leadership will help us continue to provide for the unique needs of performing arts and entertainment professionals now and for many years to come."

The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, is a national human services organization that addresses the unique needs of people who work in performing arts and entertainment with services focused on health and wellness, career and life, and housing.

Visit EntertainmentCommunity.org for more information. 

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