The Looking Ahead Awards | Actors Fund

The Looking Ahead Awards

The Looking Ahead Awards is an annual fundraising gala held in Hollywood each December to raise support and awareness for our Looking Ahead program services for the young performer community.

This annual event focuses on five core values of the Looking Ahead program: healthy parenting, mentorship, social awareness, education and community service.

Held at the magnificent Tagylan Cultural Complex in Hollywood, this very special evening features exciting “blue” carpet arrivals, cocktail hour, gourmet dinner and celebrity-studded awards ceremony.


The Judy and Hilary Swank Award

Honoring the parent(s) of a former young performer

The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness

Honoring a current young performer who is raising awareness about an important societal issue through a current role

The Shirley Temple Award

Honoring an early pioneer for his/her legacy in paving the way for other young performers

The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service

Honoring a former young performer who exemplifies giving back to the community

The Looking Ahead Award for Education

Honoring a former young performer who has made education a priority in his/her life