“Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is being honored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation with the inaugural Actors Inspiration Award. Vergara has a long track record of supporting nonprofits and children’s organizations, including St. Jude and her foundation in her home country of Colombia.
“Sofia’s support for our programs, commitment to children’s literacy and generous charitable giving embody the spirit of this award,” SAG Foundation president JoBeth Williams said in a statement.
The award will be presented at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on Monday, June 8, as part of the SAG Foundation’s 30th anniversary celebration.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the SAG Foundation,” Vergara said. “This group does so much work supporting and educating the entertainment community and also the general public. I know how hard it can be to get work in this town and I’m grateful that the SAG Foundation exists to help those who are struggling.”
The Los Angeles Golf Classic is one of the biggest celebrity golf tournaments in the world, with more than 125 actors and industry executives expected to participate in the 2015 event.