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The Television Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition

The Television Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition

A Beautiful event to honor leaders of the television industry who effectively use their voices for social cause.  Hosted by Advocacy Honors, presented by BBVA Compass. Emceed by the hilarious Niece Nash. 

Debra Messing was honored for her work with Population Services International (PSI) which is a global nonprofit organization that works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations focusing on the encouragement of healthy behavior and affordability of health products.

Patricia Heaton is a founding member of World Vision’s Celebrity Ambassador Network which focuses on conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries.

Wendi McLendon-Covey was honored for her work with WriteGirl a creative writing and mentoring organization that promotes creativity, critical thinking and leadership skills to empower teen girls.

Sela Ward received the Creating Opportunities Award presented by BBVA for Hope Village for Children which provides specialized treatment programs, services and facilities to meet the needs of neglected and abused children and their families. 

Abigail Disney was recognized for her work on behalf of The Daphne Foundation, an organization that empowers community residents affected by poverty, violence and discrimination to result in a more equitable, fair and peaceful New York City.

Mädchen Amick was honored for her charity work with The National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, founded by Chuck Lorre, a UCLA fund that provides financial aid to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. 

The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment, founded by Chuck Lorre, a UCLA fund that provides financial aid to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. 

The Emcee, Comedienne Niecy Nash
Presenter, Jenna Dewan.
Presenter, LaverNe Cox. 
Advocacy Honors Founder, Paul Turcotte. 

About The Creative Coalition

The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition educates its members on issues of public importance. Past recipients of the Television Industry Advocacy Award include Eva Longoria, Alan Cumming, Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, Tim Robbins, Anthony Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Jill Soloway, Alyssa Milano, and Laverne Cox, among others.

About Advocacy Honors

Advocacy Honors (AH!) producers of the Television Industry Advocacy Awards produce high level events that support and amplify influential voices and capture national attention that generate millions of impactful media impressions for worthy causes and charities. For additional information, please visit: 

About BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 649 branches, including 336 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit

About TCL North America Already one of the world’s best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 35 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™. For additional product information please visit

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