Oscar Night America charities announced

Feb 09, 2009 by Ian Evans

We’ve already told you about the great Oscar Night® America activities that will take place on Sunday, February 22. Now we can tell you about the charities in 53 cities that will benefit as they host official Oscar® telecast viewing parties during the 81st Academy Awards® ceremony.

The 2009 Oscar Night America charities and cities are (alphabetical by city):

  • The Center for Family Resources, Atlanta, GA
  • LifeWorks, Austin, TX
  • AIDS Interfaith Residential Services, Baltimore, MD
  • The Ellie Fund, Boston, MA
  • Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte, NC
  • Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • People Working Cooperatively, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
  • Red River Theatres and Cross the Bridge, Concord, NH
  • USA Film Festival, Dallas, TX
  • Denver Film Society, Denver, CO
  • Southgate Community Players, Detroit, MI
  • Waterfront Film Festival, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Community Theatre of Greensboro, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC
  • Junior League of Greenville, Greenville, SC
  • Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition, Hartford, CT
  • Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu, HI
  • Ronald McDonald House, Houston, TX
  • United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • Variety of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Arthritis Foundation, Southern Nevada Branch, Las Vegas, NV
  • The Campus Theatre, Ltd., Lewisburg, PA
  • Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc., Little Rock, AR
  • Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science, and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Family and Children’s Place, Louisville, KY
  • Ronald McDonald House, Memphis, TN
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque, Home of the Miami Beach Film Society, Miami, FL
  • COA Youth & Family Centers, Milwaukee, WI
  • Minnesota AIDS Project, Minneapolis, MN
  • Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
  • American Red Cross, Southeast Louisiana Chapter, New Orleans, LA
  • Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Norfolk, VA
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Midlands Chapter, Omaha, NE
  • Variety of Orlando, Orlando, FL
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival, Palm Beach, FL
  • Palm Springs Women in Film & Television, Palm Springs, CA
  • Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Philadelphia, PA
  • Arthritis Foundation Greater Southwest Chapter, Phoenix, AZ
  • Film Action Oregon, Portland, OR
  • American Diabetes Association, Providence, RI
  • Theatre In The Park, Raleigh, NC
  • Central Virginia Film Institute, Richmond, VA
  • Capital City AIDS Fund, Sacramento, CA
  • Cinema St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Utah AIDS Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Special Olympics Texas, San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego Film Foundation, San Diego, CA
  • California Film Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Seattle, WA
  • Isabel’s House, Springfield, MO
  • Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
  • Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, Tucson, AZ
  • American Red Cross of the National Capital Area, Washington, D.C.

Last year 51 charities hosted viewing parties for nearly 16,000 guests nationwide, raising over $3.3 million.

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