The Cougar Ball is now in its eighth glorious year, having already raised thousands of dollars for The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative.
The Cougar Ball has previously been a black-tie (suggested) elegant (yet cheeky) charity cocktail party and ballroom featuring Broadway-studded performances and concluding in a fundraising auction and celebration. Sexy dancers decorate the scene, ensuring decadent treats are never far from reach, and fun is had by all.
Due to social distancing and technical advancements, this year THE COUGAR BALL hosts a 6-episode ”Mask-erade” webathon Saturdays May 1st- June 5 while also fundraising with an online auction for The Actors Fund.
The Cougars featured in every event are Broadway stars, teachers, wives, business owners, and examples of how life gets better with age.
We celebrate being over 40, because it means we now have the tools to ENJOY life and make empowered choices, and these vivacious women use their wealth of knowledge and experience to be happy, generous, and open doors for the younger generations coming after them. Being over 40 doesn’t mean the end is near, and this is photographic proof. Mature women are beautiful, funny, confident, sexy, lively, and smart. With this celebration, we hope that more People- especially women- can learn that 40 is just the beginning!
Our Cubs and Kittens are extremely accomplished, too- we have Broadway performers, TV actors, NYC choreographers, professional ballet company dancers, founders of theatre companies, musicians, and philanthropists all supporting our Cougars.
What they all have in common: sharp claws and warm hearts!
We got you!! Click on the ticket link below and purchase individual episodes or buy a package of all 6 episodes. And remember, you can stream these episodes at YOUR convenience!
Click the button below to purchase the whole package of 6 episodes for $40!
Why, yes. Yes we did. You can find all our auction items on our Ebay site. We have you covered all over the US. From dinner reservations in DC, tickets in Wisconsin and Pittsburgh, to gorgeous handmade items and celebrity Cameos.
The Actors Fund is the national nonprofit human services organization that provides for the welfare of all entertainment professionals. The Fund helps people in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance. It assists performers as well as those who work behind the scenes. Its broad spectrum of programs include comprehensive social services, health services, supportive and affordable housing, employment and training services, and skilled nursing and assisted living care. The Fund also makes emergency grants for essential needs. Administered from offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, The Actors Fund’s mission is to help "all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition."
The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative (PNWHI) was created to address the myriad of concerns women face when dealing with a serious medical condition. When women come to The Fund after a serious medical diagnosis they are often overwhelmed with concerns about their ability to work, family issues, managing basic bills as well as medical bills, and coping both physically and mentally with a challenging medical situation.
One does not need to be a union member to participate in the programs or receive financial assistance. Requirement for financial assistance is paid employment in the entertainment industry for a minimum of 5 years. Work is with all entertainment professionals, not just actors.