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Faces Of The Fund: Caroline Parrone

January 12, 2012

Caroline Parrone: Auction Guru and Young Professional!

Meet Caroline Parrone, a part of our events team here at The Actors Fund. In addition to managing our Auction of 1,000 Stars (voice lesson with Barbara Cook, anyone?), Caroline is behind The Fund’s newest undertaking, Young Professionals, which offers 21–39 year olds an opportunity to support the performing arts, and enjoy a cocktail or two as well! We asked Caroline to share some details about the YP’s, and…

What can members of the Young Professionals expect and look forward to? The new Young Professionals of The Actors Fund can expect to be offered great opportunities to explore all types of performing art forms that may have seemed out of reach, out of price range and out of age range. We plan to offer events in film, theatre, dance, opera, music and more, as well as networking, volunteer days and opportunities to meet new people with similar interests. They will also gain knowledge about The Fund and its programming to better inform themselves and their friends in the performing arts profession.

When’s the first big YP shin-dig? Our first event will be a “Get to Know You” networking event on Wednesday, March 7th at 7pm. We will send out more information soon!

What’s the last book you read? I am currently reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain – I was never a big Ernest Hemingway fan, so I thought this book, told from his wife’s perspective, would be an interesting read – and it is! (Although I am still no fan of Hemingway)

Who plays you in your big screen biopic and why? Hopefully some Young Professional who will “make it big” due to her break out role as Caroline Parrone!

What’s your Oscar pick for best picture this year? Billy Crystal for everything! I love him and I am excited he is hosting this year – it means I will actually watch the show!

What’s the last film you saw in a movie theatre? I saw War Horse and the new Muppet movie in the same week… I laughed, I cried.

Give us your shameless plug for the next Auction of 1,000 StarsThe next Auction of 1,000 Stars will be filled with unique experiences, celebrity meet & greets, Broadway walk-ons and so much more! Since 2000, the Auction has raised more than 2 million dollars in much needed revenue, allowing our incredible team of social workers to help nearly 12.500 people in performing arts and entertainment in need, crisis or transition. So keep an eye out for the next auction! I have a feeling 2012 will be our best event yet!

The Young Professionals of The Actors Fund aims to reach out to performing arts advocates & enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s, and to encourage their involvement and support of The Actors Fund. Our hope is to engage a younger generation of supporters by increasing awareness of The Fund through events, outreach and volunteer opportunities. Young Professionals membership includes an invitation to an Actors Fund YP members-only cocktail party, discounts on YP event tickets, access to other Actors Fund event tickets and discounts to select Special Performances. For more information on how you can become part of the Young Professionals, visit our website or send an email to yp@actorsfund.org.

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