April 2012 – Featured Cause
In keeping with the annual “All Things” fundraiser that takes place in April of every year, this month IBG’s featured cause is Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA), the cause Gillian Anderson hand-selected to be this year’s event beneficiary. ANSA is a nonprofit organization working both domestically and abroad to combat HIV and AIDs in South Africa, assisting children who have been orphaned by the disease, advancing human and civil rights the impoverished areas, educating and empowering youth, and building bonds between the nations through arts, culture, and shared pursuit of social justice.
Founded in 1989 by Alfre Woodard, Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, Blair Underwood, CCH Pounder, Robert Guillaume, Roderick Spencer, and other members of the creative community, many of whom had long been involved in efforts against apartheid, Anderson is in great company supporting this cause today. Originally focused on ending apartheid, today ANSA is concentrated on grantmaking; developing innovative, collaborative programs; raising public awareness; sending shipments of medical supplies and educational materials to impoverished communities; and advocating for more effective and humane government and corporate policies. Join them in their endeavors today: