The Shubert Organization Donates $5 Million to Entertainment Community Fund | Playbill

Industry News The Shubert Organization Donates $5 Million to Entertainment Community Fund

The gift will be used to support health and housing services provided by the Fund across the country.

The Shubert Organization has extended support to the Entertainment Community Fund in the form of a $5 million donation. The gift has been marked for use to expand health centers, housing, and more in New York City, Los Angeles, and Englewood, New Jersey.

The gift will help expand doctors' offices and services at The Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan, support the Actors Fund Home in New Jersey, and aid construction of The Hollywood Arts Collective in Los Angeles. The affordable housing and community arts center will be located in Hollywood; the central gardens will be named in honor of The Shubert Organization.

The Shubert Organization's previous support in 2017 led to an expansion of the Actors Fund Home in the form of a 25-bed short-stay rehabilitation center called The Shubert Pavilion. 

The Shubert Organization Chairman and CEO Robert E. Wankel, who also chairs the Board of Directors for The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, received the Entertainment Community Fund's 2022 Medal of Honor.

“The Shubert Organization is proud to strengthen the Entertainment Community Fund’s ability to provide affordable housing, medical care, emergency financial assistance, and so much more to those in our industry,” said Wankel. “We look forward to all that’s to come in our ongoing collaborations, from Englewood to Times Square to Hollywood and beyond.”

Formerly known as The Actors Fund, the Entertainment Community Fund is a national human services organization that serves those working in the performing arts and entertainment. Learn more at


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