16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fame Academy bursary awards closing date extended to 16 May Money from the public’s telephone voting during the Fame Academy TV series has funded the Fame Academy Bursary, which give away educational bursaries and instrument and equipment awards.The 2005 Instrument and Equipment Awards, for applicants aged 11-15, are now open and the application form is online at the BBC’s website. The closing date for receiving applications has been extended to Monday16 May 2005.In the past two years, the Fame Academy Bursary has made over 300 instrument andequipment awards worth up to £1200 each for applicants aged 11-15. The awards have been used to buy instruments like guitars and saxophones and equipment like PA systems and home recording studios. Advertisement The Fame Academy Education Bursary funds students to the tune of £37,500 forthree years while they pursue careers in music. There were five winners in 2003.This scheme will run again in summer 2005. Howard Lake | 20 April 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Bidding started in $20,000 then $10,000 lots until it got to $740,000 when bidder 321 tried raising the bid by $1000.Mr Wilson again refused to accept the bid so it was revised up to $750,000 and bidder 321 bowed out of the race.At $760,000 the auction stalled with the lucky ‘Orange Handbag’ couple in front.Mr Wilson exercised his right to ‘park the bidding’ and chat with the vendors, which he had explained earlier was an option when bidding hadn’t quite got to reserve and he needed to seek instruction. The Brisbane home that helped a bride The kitchen where bidders lined up to register for the auction. There were interesting pre-auction conversations here about the age of this house, with locals pointing to the wide VJs and dropped ceiling in the front as indicators it was built before 1920.“It was slow for a start but I sort of expected that to a certain degree,” he said afterwards.“I was nervous. I think with the federal election going the way it went, it went our way better than if it had gone the other way. There was a lot of interest after the election.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe 16 parties were soon sorted out and five active bidders emerged including lucky number 826 which Mr Wilson nicknamed the ‘Orange Handbag’ bidders.Other bidders to score nicknames on the day included ‘Black out the Back’, ‘In the Jumper’, and ‘In the Vest’. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< This three-bedroom house at 81 Benson St, Toowong sold at auction on Saturday.THE most viewed property going to auction in Queensland this weekend was a pre-war workers cottage in the inner city that sold in 10 minutes for $765,000.The crowd of 50 that gathered under a giant Poinciana tree at 81 Benson Street, Toowong on Saturday was made up almost entirely of bidding parties, with families, young couples, retirees, and a couple of junior martial artists making up the numbers. MORE: Rate cut windfall: How to spend the savings This is almost exactly where the winning bidders were standing during the auction of 81 Benson St, Toowong.“You waited right till the end, very coy,” Mr Wilson said as he slammed the hammer down on their unchallenged bid of $765,000.The couple were equally coy in wanting to chat about the sale except to say they were ‘shocked’ and that they didn’t know if they were going to move in or use the property as an investment.Mr Lahrs, who was selling the property after the death of his wife, said the house had always been easy to rent, being so close to the Toowong shops and train station, and the current tenants were paying $490 a week.“I got what I wanted,” he said.“The valuer was pretty well spot on, he said $750,000 and he was going on how other houses have sold around here.” The house is tenanted until June 16 and full settlement of this property is due on June 28.Less than a minute later he came out with a gavel in hand to declare the property was on the market and unless there was another bid he was selling to the lucky ‘Orange Handbag’ couple.That was when a surprise first bid from an older couple under the Poinciana tree trumped the lot and bought the house even before Mr Wilson could give them a nickname. Pre-auction chatter as bidding parties wait for auctioneer Bruce Wilson to start.More than 4000 had viewed the property online, 20 groups had organised private inspections during the three-week campaign, and 16 registered bidders were in attendance.One young couple even chose their own bidding number, 826, for good luck.“It’s a crowded space and there are a lot of people here,” Public Trustee auctioneer Bruce Wilson said while explaining how not to bid at auction.“There’s no ear tweaks, chin wiggles, or lip curls.”A cheeky opening bid of $500,000 was revised up to $600,000 before being accepted.“You have to start somewhere,” bidder 321 said.Standing next to Mr Wilson on the back deck was the owner of 81 Benson Street, Allan Lahrs, who had bought the 420sq m property with his wife as an investment in 1991 for $186,000. 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Mike Nichols won his career 500th feature in the division and added an eighth IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national championship trophy to his hardware collection this season. He is pictured with Speedway Motors President Clay Smith at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) HARLAN, Iowa – The two most important numbers to come from Mike Nichols 2018 season were 500 and eight.Nichols won his 500th IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature in extending his record-tying national championship total to eight. He’s just the second IMCA driver to reach the 500 win mark and shares the modern era national championship record with Hobby Stock driver Shannon Anderson.“Our biggest milestone was reaching 500 wins,” said the Harlan, Iowa, speedster, who raced to the landmark checkers on Aug. 26 at Dawson County Raceway. “A third straight national championship was very important and it’s definitely a who’s who of national champions that I’ll be standing on stage with at the IMCA banquet, but the 500th win was a goal we wanted to reach this year.”Nichols totaled 42 feature wins, at 11 different tracks in five states while upping his division best total to 503 career checkers.The EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region champion won all 13 starts at Dawson County and eight of 10 at Crawford County Speedway. Nichols had a streak of 14 straight wins from April 29 to June 15.“We only had one DNF all year. Not having DNFs helps you win championships,” said Nichols, who ran in the top five in 50 of his 53 outings. “First you have to finish before you can finish first.”Just getting to the track was a challenge at times for Nichols, who balances traveling for work with completing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and the trials of building a new house.He and wife Anita have lived in a motor home next to his shop on the building site since June. They hope to be moved into the new house in mid-December.“It’s been a crazy, hectic season. I’ve had to rely on my crew, especially Paul Zimmerman, more this year because of all the stuff we’ve had going on,” Nichols said. “There were a few hiccups but it turned out to be a very successful season.”The all-time IMCA leader with 36 career track championships, Nichols had previously topped national point standings in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017.“It’s been a magical ride, especially the last four or five years,” he said. “You know runs like this are going to end and it will be sour when it does, but you have to enjoy it while it lasts.”Wins-42 Top Five Finishes-50 Starts-53HIS CREW: Wife Anita, Justin Gessert and Paul Zimmerman co-crew chiefs, Tuffy Zimmerman, Mike Diercks, Stan Nichols, Julie Schneider, Brian Dotzler, Wendall Cross, Chris Gaul, Josh Nielsen, Lon Lefeber, Mike Onnen and Sterling Sorensen.HIS SPONSORS: EQ Cylinder Heads of North Las Vegas, Nev.; Performance Bodies of Cedar Falls; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines; Bassett Racing Wheel of Burlington, Wis.; Schoenfeld Headers of Van Buren, Ark.; Moser Engineering of Portland, Ind.; Jim Hiland and Bilstein Shocks, Mooresville, N.C.; QuickCar of Lebanon, Tenn., and FAST Ignition and Comp Cams, both of Memphis, Tenn.; Eibach Springs of Corona, Calif.; CP Carrillo/Bullet of Irvine, Calif.; Dirt Defender of Red Oak, Texas; Kevko Oil Pans of Fairmont, Minn.; Mi Casa Family Restaurant, Advanced Communication Services, Dotz’s DJ Service, Petersen Motors and the Rust family/Rusty Iron, all of Harlan; Pizza Ranch of Harlan and Denison; McClellan Electric of Denison; Gaul Farms of Earling; Elements 102 of Atlantic; Motorsports Warehouse of Boone; B & B Chassis of Belle Plaine, Minn.; KS Engineering of Albert Lea, Minn.; Interstate Power Systems of Minneapolis, Minn.; Luke Cochran and SSS Motorsports of Springfield, Neb.; FX Suspension of Phillips, Neb.; Koch Farms of Cambridge, Neb.; One4 Cutz of Omaha, Neb.; VP Heartland Fuels of Manhattan, Kan.; Western Carriers of WaKeeney, Kan.; Champion Racing Oil of Clinton, Mo.; SixNine Design of Jamesport, Mo.; and The Joie of Seating, Concord, N.C.
By Jessica Mintz THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE – Amazon.com Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday, a move analysts say represents the first hint of real competition for Apple Inc.’s market-leading iTunes. Amazon MP3, as the new section of the Web retailer’s site is called, currently stocks nearly 2.3million songs, all without copy-protection technology. Shoppers can buy and download individual songs or entire albums. The tracks can be copied to multiple computers, burned onto CDs and played on most types of PCs and portable devices, including the iPod and Microsoft Corp.’s Zune. Songs cost 89 cents to 99cents each, and albums sell for $5.99 to $9.99. Major music labels Universal Music Group and EMI Music have signed on to sell their tracks on Amazon, as have thousands of independent labels. The company said several labels are selling their artists’ music without copy protection for the first time on the Amazon store, including Alison Krauss on Rounder Records and Ani Difranco on Righteous Babe Records. Shares of Amazon rose 89 cents to close at $93.48 Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ARLINGTON — OK, there are two weeks left in the season. But the postseason nears and another wild card berth is ever closer in Oakland’s reach. And it’s very possible that when the music stops this three-team musical chairs session will see the A’s atop the ranks to play the one-and-done at the Coliseum. It might be too soon to predict how a wild card game lineup might sort itself out — things can twist and turn, go wrong or right — but why not project a little bit?With the offense mashing at …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s report was mixed as it was bullish for corn but bearish for soybeans. The big question for corn: Will it have enough strength to close above the critical $3.80 mark for December CBOT corn? The corn yield came in at 167.5 bushels per acre, last month it was 168.8. Corn ending stocks were 1.592 bushels verses 1.713 billion bushels in August. Corn production was pegged at 13.585 billion bushels, last month was 13.686 billion bushels. Corn had a 20 cent range in 10 minutes following the report release. First up 6 cents, then down ten cents, and then once again moved to higher on the day. Evidently the computers saw numbers that were conflicting and kept them busy buying and selling, then buying in a very short time frame. During that same time frame soybeans had a 25 cent range. Soybean production was increased to 3.935 billion bushels, last month was 3.916 billion bushels. The soybean yield was increased to 47.1 bushels per acre, last month was 46.9.Traders were looking for this report day to show small declines in corn and soybean yields. Many are expecting, or hoped this report to be a yawner. Steve Freed of ADM Investor Services reports that the August USDA report was the biggest miss in history of trader’s expectations vs the actual USDA numbers. Grains all had double digit loses that day.Prior to the report corn was down 4 cents, soybeans down 8 cents, with wheat down 5 cents. At 12:30 pm was up 3 cents, soybeans down 12 cents, while wheat was unchanged.Today is the USDA monthly supply and demand report. However, it is not the first thought in their minds with harvest getting underway, or shortly will be in many parts of Ohio as well as the Midwest. Customers are harvesting corn and soybeans this week in Pickaway county. Many others will be starting in the next week. Early, early reports of corn yields particularly in the south are 10 to 15 bushels below expectations. The bigger question is this: how high will corn yields go in Minnesota and South Dakota as both will set new record yields this year?Dry weather in August and early September is pushing crops to rapid maturity. Harvest looks to be two weeks ahead of normal from the harvesting that has taken place so far in Ohio. Expect yields to be all over the board with huge ranges seen on the combine monitor.The Brazil real has allowed their producers to get $12.64. Producers in Brazil this week are selling soybeans, mostly new crop. That is proving resistance for soybean prices. Soybean acres in Brazil are expected to increase 3% to 5% with corn acres down for this upcoming growing season.The ethanol report this week had corn used near expectations. The trade was looking for ethanol stocks to increase. Instead they were down almost 2%. Ethanol production was up 1% from the previous week and up 3% from last year. Margins increased slightly to 24 cents compared to 20 cents last week. Weekly export sales were out this morning, a day late due to the Labor Day holiday. Soybean export sales of 65.8 million bushels were above the high end of trade expectations. Corn export sales were disappointing at just 16.2 million bushels.China has been buying soybean cargoes from the U.S. to come out of the Pacific northwest. They are also buying Canadian rapeseed oil as soyoil from Argentina does not fit currently into China’s price mix. That purchase was a surprise.Other items grabbing headlines include the weather with the 6 to 10 day forecast calling for normal to above normal temperatures and rainfall. Other headlines also include the questions of China doing some kind of stimulus package and also if the U.S. Federal Reserve raises interest rates with their meeting later this month.In the category of you may not have heard this, Goldman Sachs was out with a report they would not rule out crude oil reaching $20. This morning crude oil is at $44.91, down $1.00.The September USDA report is now out of the way. The market will quickly focus upon weather, farmer sell rate, and actual harvest yields.Everyone have a safe harvest season!Let us remember what happened on 9/11 and the lives that were lost.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest During my farm management school in December in Urbana, I invited a panel of ag lenders to answer questions about what they are looking for in a potential client and what can clients do to build stronger relationships with their lenders. The panelists were Greg Kinght with Civista Bank in Urbana, Paul Lensman with Agri Business Finance in St. Paris and Rudi Perry with Farm Credit Mid-America.Here are the questions asked and a summary of their responses.Q: What characteristics do you look for in a potential client?A: Character is a big part of the lending decision. Is the person honest? Trustworthy? Do they have the responsibility, knowledge and experience to be successful? Q: How does the current economic outlook for agriculture affect the lending decision?A: The big questions is: what is the producer doing to protect themselves? We don’t see crop prices increasing anytime soon. Having a contingency plan is a great way to show us that they are planning for future and not taking each day as it comes. Q: What about debt re-structuring? What does that look like and what are the options?A: It is very situational dependent. We are proponents of constructive credit but sometimes it does not make sense. Replenishing working capital through selling assets or spreading debt out over several years can also be an answer. FSA guarantee loans may be an option or restructuring loans on longer terms can work for some farm operations. Q: What land value, dollar per acre, are you willing to finance?A: We mostly prefer not to put a dollar figure on land value and look more at loan to value. That figure has been reduced somewhat from five years ago and the borrower will likely have to make a larger down payment or add more equity than in recent years. Overall land will be a good long-term investment. Q: What is your first impression of the new tax law and how it might impact agriculture?A: It likely will not have an effect on lending but there is a concern about the overall increase in the deficit. The legislature could look to make the deficit up in the farm bill by cutting farm programs. Q: Do you have programs for young and/or beginning farmers?A: Farm Credit has recently created a Young and Beginning Farmer program. Some benefits include up to 85% loan to value and not quite 50% equity for loans. It also has a two-day farm finance educational program. Lenders also work with FSA guarantees and are willing to work with new farmers. Q: What information do you need from niche or specialty crop producers?A: We want to make sure the producer has a very good understanding of producing and marketing that product. If the farmer knows what they are doing and can back it up with data, we will definitely consider it for a loan. The farmer just needs to be prepared to educate their lender. If the equipment being used as collateral is very specialized, it will likely have a lower loan to value ratio because it is a lot harder to move that equipment. Diversification can be a good thing! Q: How do you determine the operating line of credit for a farm?A: We want the customer to establish that number based on their farm and cash flow. Q: How do you determine the value of collateral?A: We use several different sources such as local sales, online equipment listings such as tractorhouse.com, Hot Line Farm Equipment Guide and even some outside appraisers. When using real estate as collateral, we always use an appraiser. Q: What about if I’m putting it on my balance sheet?A: Farmers can do it as cost less depreciation but most lenders prefer the market value using recent sales. We just ask that the farmer is consistent from year to year and if changes are made, be prepared to tell the lender why the value was increased or decreased. Q: Where do you see farmers making errors on their balance sheets?A: Missing pre-paid expenses on the assets side and missing accounts payable to go with them. Credit card debit is also often left off. Remember that long-term loans have a portion that is due each year and that portion of the loan needs to be moved up to current liabilities. Accrued interest is another that can be missed.Sole proprietorships have assets and liabilities for non-farm assets that need to be reported on the balance sheet or create a second balance sheet for the non-farm portion. We start looking into everything after meeting with the borrower. It is better for the borrower to bring up everything rather than us find it in our research afterwards.It is important to the lender to know what the ownership structure is: LLC, sole proprietorship, corporation, etc. If you are making some risk separation business decisions using these entities, it can help us make a lending decision in your favor. Q: How often would you like customers to communicate with you?A: It depends on the situation but definitely when major life events occur and it is always better to share something with your lender before we hear it from someone else. It is also nice to hear from the farmer when they are considering purchasing a new piece of equipment, making changes to planned crops, or what their marketing plan might be. Q: If a farmer participates in the FINPACK program, does that add value?A: We are impressed when someone uses the program. It shows that they have attention to detail and discipline in record keeping. The benchmarking piece also allows them to discuss with us areas where they excel and where they would like to make improvements. Q: What should a client bring to a meeting?A:• Entity paperwork such as articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership operating agreement, LLC setup, etc.• Three years of tax returns, these are not always needed but if they are, we have them and don’t need to contact you to follow-up.• A current balance sheet is a must and multiple year-end balance sheets are even better.• We don’t always need to see your insurance information up front but we may need it so have it ready.• For new or expanding enterprises, we need to see a business plan.• Cost of production and cash flow or budgets.They summed up the panel by asking the audience what they can do for the farmers. Lenders want to make loans so how can they serve farmers better? There are very few problems you can’t work through with your lender if you have a good relationship.Greg Knight can be reached at 937-653-1165 or [email protected] Lensman can be reached at 937-663-0186 or [email protected] Perry is a regional vice president for Farm Credit and recommends contacting your local office to speak with a lender.
View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcio Lassiter added 24 points with his third and final 3-pointer pulling SMB within two, 100-98, with 20.3 ticks remaining before Sangalang went 4-of-4 from the free throw line to end the game.Fajardo is expected to be out at least two weeks due to a calf injury he sustained in San Miguel’s 97-91 win over TNT on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “It’s all about team effort. It’s all about the teamwork and the game plan of the coaches,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.The Beermen, who played without their reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, went on a 12-2 run after Arwind Santos’ putback cut the Hotshots’ lead down to two, 97-95, with 1:11 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMalcolm Hill also helped Star keep San Miguel at bay with a clutch triple, 100-95, with 1:02 left. Hill finished with 20 points and nine rebounds.Wendell McKines powered the Beermen with 27 points and 22 rebounds but he missed a potential game-tying basket with Hill contesting his attempt underneath the basket inside the last 20 seconds. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PBA IMAGESStar blew a big lead late before surviving San Miguel Beer, 104-98, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ian Sangalang capped his double-double effort of 18 points and 11 rebounds with four game-sealing free throws in the final 10 seconds for the Hotshots, who climbed to 3-0 and dealt the Beermen their first loss in three games.ADVERTISEMENT Three Filipinos see action in ONE Macau card Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress
Touch Football Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Swain Rovelli as the coach of the Australian Womenâ€™s Open team. Rovelli moves into the role following the retirement of Peter Bell after the 2015 Touch World Cup in Coffs Harbour. Following roles as coach of the Australian Womenâ€™s 20â€™s team in 2013 and as an Australian Womenâ€™s Open assistant coach in 2014 and 2015, Rovelli will take the team into the new cycle in 2016. Touch Football Australia wishes to congratulate Swain on the appointment and wish him all the best. Related LinksAUS Women’s Coach
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has announced it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers. The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her resume consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work including Steve Jobs, Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Iris, Titanic, and Sense and Sensibility, as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate her talent and solidify her permanent place in cinema history. A seven-time Oscar nominee, Winslet earned the award for her role as Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 “The Reader.” She also won an Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the title role in the HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce.” Up next, Winslet will be seen in Hany Abu-Assad’s The Mountain Between Us opposite Idris Elba and Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel opposite Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple, both of which will be released this winter. As one of the most accomplished actors of our time, Winslet has simultaneously used her artistic platform to champion several philanthropic causes. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award recognizes Winslet’s dedication and commitment to a broad array of philanthropic activities ranging from global causes like her own Golden Hat Foundation working for children with autism and their families, and more regional charities in the UK such as Cardboard Citizens whose aim is to rehabilitate and provide creative sanctuary for at-risk and homeless individuals, down to very specific fundraising for disadvantaged individuals seeking life-saving cancer treatments. ”We are so proud to honor Kate Winslet with our Actors Inspiration Award. Without a doubt, Kate is an incomparable actress who we admire for her work and contribution to our craft. Yet, what makes Kate this year’s honoree is the work she does behind the scenes making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with autism through her Golden Hat Foundation while simultaneously supporting so many other worthwhile charities,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams. “Kate has been a game changer and role model in our industry, setting a sterling example for all artists and leaders to use their influence to give back to the greater welfare of others. We look forward to presenting her with this award for all she has accomplished, and all she has given back.” Leonardo DiCaprio was the first recipient of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Actors Inspiration Award, and previous Patron of the Artists Awards honorees include Lee Daniels, Megan Ellison, and Rob Marshall. The Patron of the Artists Awards event includes musical performances with ticket sales benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Sponsors include United Airlines and Variety. To purchase tickets, sponsorship packages and for more information, please visit sagaftra.foundation/patronawards.