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Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards

The stars were shining in Hollywood for the 2016 Looking Ahead Awards on Tuesday night at the beautiful Taglyan Complex, where over 300 guests enjoyed exciting "blue carpet" arrivals, fabulous cocktail hour, fun photo booth, delicious gourmet dinner and a meaningful celebrity-studded awards ceremony. The event raised over $50,000 in support of The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead program.

Hosted by Fred Savage and Ashley Argota, the gala celebrated leaders in the current and former young performer community who inspire the world by living the program's core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.

The family affair included Wilmer Valderrama's impassioned speech honoring his parents, Sobeida Valderrama and Balbino Valderrama, with The Judy and Hilary Swank Award for parenting; "black-ish" stars MiLes Brown and Marcus Scribner receiving The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness from Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren, Naomi Wilding and Tarquin Wilding; Jordana Brewster speaking on the importance of pursuing academic goals while receiving the Looking Ahead Award for Education from her sister Isabella Brewster; Lance Bassdiscussing his fervent activism work while receiving The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service from his husband Michael Turchin; and Paul Petersen being honored with the esteemed Shirley Temple Award by his "The Donna Reed Show" co-star and longtime friend Shelley Fabares.

The Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAF-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 300 youths per year, their families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor, director and producer Fred Savage and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein.

ABOUT THE ACTORS FUND
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone - performers and those behind the scenes - who works in performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund is a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit www.actorsfund.org.

The 2016 Looking Ahead Awards is generously sponsored by Disney Channel, Disney XD, Nickelodeon, SAG-AFTRA, The Osbrink Agency, Kelly and Lou Gonda, Devotion Vodka, Hint Water and Sextant Wines.

Photo credit: Nina Prommer/The Actors Fund

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Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
August Maturo

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Corey Fogelmanis

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Chandler Kinney

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Daniel Franzese

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Dante Brown

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Fred Savage

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Fred Savage

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Fred Savage, Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Fred Savage, Keith McNutt

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Fred Savage, Jack Brown, MiLes Brown

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Gabrielle Carteris

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Ilene Graff

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Keith McNutt, Jordana Brewster, Isabella Brewster

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Jordana Brewster, Renee Marino

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lance Bass

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lance Bass

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lance Bass, Michael Turchin

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lance Bass

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lance Bass, Michael Turchin

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Lofton Shaw

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Malese Jow

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Marcus Scribner, Troy Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Marcus Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Meg Donnelly

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Meg Donnelly

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown, Marcus Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown, Marcus Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown, Marcus Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
MiLes Brown, Marcus Scribner

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Naomi Wilding

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Paul Petersen

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Nick Verreos

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Renee Marino, Michael Calleja

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Renee Marino

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Robert Pulveda

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Shelby Fabres, Paul Petersen

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Shelby Fabares

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Tarquin Wilding, Naomi Wilding

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Tarquin Wilding

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Trevor Jackson

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Tarquin Wilding, Naomi Wilding

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Keith McNutt, Trey

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Fred Savage

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Sobeida Valderrama, Wilmer Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Sobeida Valderrama, Wilmer Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

Photo Flash: Stars Were Shining at the Actors Fund's 2016 Looking Ahead Awards
Wilmer Valderrama, Trey



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