Looks like Team America was a true story after all. Alec Baldwin has recently been appointed to the post of SAG Foundation Amabassador, in a move that will help the non-profit organisation of actors draw more attention to itself.
In his new position, Baldwin will help the 1985 founded organisation raise awareness of itself, promote it’s philanthropic deeds and also try and persuade regular civilians to donate cash instead of letting the stinking rich actors do so the whole time.
Baldwin will also appear in a public service announcement (The more you know!) on Saturday at the SAG awards, helping to further promote such initiatives such as the children’s literacy core program BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), the Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance Programs and the educational facilities the Actor Center and the Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab.
“The SAG Foundation is extremely fortunate to have Alec Baldwin on board as our first SAG Ambassador,” SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams said to the Hollywood Reporter.
“His talent, intelligence, and compassion will greatly benefit the countless working actors we serve on a daily basis. By accepting this position, Alec is already speaking on behalf of his fellow actor, and his involvement will do much to strengthen and protect the artistic community.”
Baldwin chimed in at that point, saying “It is personally important to me that SAG members support the SAG Foundation. “Through my involvement, I hope to bring greater recognition to its philanthropic and educational efforts.”
Last Updated: January 24, 2012