Nothing Like a Dame Raises Hundreds of Thousands

By Andrew Gans
16 Mar 2005

The 2005 Nothing Like a Dame concert — presented March 14 at the Marquis Theatre — raised $300,000 for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America.



This year's tally includes a $50,000 donation from an anonymous donor. Nothing Like a Dame 2005 celebrated ten years of fundraising concerts; to date, the annual event has raised over $1,600,000.

Among those who participated in this year's concert were Kathy Brier, Zoe Caldwell, Kate Clinton, Jennifer Cody, Paige Davis, Lea DeLaria, Edie Falco, Sutton Foster, Randy Graff, Ann Harada, Dee Hoty, Nancy Lemanager, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Bebe Neuwirth, Phyllis Newman, Rosie O'Donnell, Orfeh, Phylicia Rashad, Lynn Redgrave, Lillias White, Karen Ziemba and Gary Beach and Les Cagelles from the current revival of La Cage aux Folles.

The Actors' Fund of America is the only national non-profit organization that provides for the social welfare of all entertainment professionals. Since 1996, The Actors’ Fund has focused on helping women in the industry who are coping with critical health concerns through The Fund's Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. Initiated by Actors’ Fund Trustee Newman, the Women’s Health Initiative offers a roster of services to help women access health care and to coordinate support services.

For more information visit www.actorsfund.org.