AMM Spotlight: Anthony Anderson
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Anthony Anderson is the star and executive producer of sitcom “‘black·ish.” He founded the nonprofit organization, Anthony Anderson Family Foundation, alongside his wife, Alvina. As a Compton native, Anderson uses his annual golf tournament to help raise money for multiple charities focused on serving his childhood city.
The Anthony Anderson Annual Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Lexus on May 19-20, 2019 raised funds for supported charities including the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Coachella Valley; L.A. Mission – which supports from the 400 homeless individuals; the Compton Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program – which was developed to provide inner-city youth with year-round after school alternatives, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
“A big reason for this tournament is help programs in the inner city, to support people in the community who don’t always get the help they need”,” said Anderson. “Someone helped me get to where I am in life, so it’s my responsibility to pay it forward. To make contributions not only with my time and platform, but most importantly with dollars that keep doors open and the engine running.” Anderson serves on the GOOD+ Foundation’s Fatherhood Leadership Council and was inducted into the Class of 2017 Boys & Girls Club of America National Alumni Hall of Fame.