New Danville fundraiser features actress Sorvino


Mira Sorvino, an Academy Award-winning actress, will be the featured guest speaker.   Contributed photo

New Danville’s annual Tea on the Lawn fundraiser features actress and human rights activist Mira Sorvino.

Guests will put on their finest hats and dresses for the sit-down luncheon which includes a shopping experience at New Danville’s marketplace featuring a variety of hand-crafted goods.

Sorvino, an Academy Award-winning actress, will be the featured guest speaker as she shares her personal life story and her work as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Sorvino is also a documentary filmmaker and has long been an advocate for social injustice. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University with a degree in East Asian studies, and as an exchange student, studied in Beijing for a year. Sorvino was also the recipient of two Ford Foundation grants for her research efforts on the conflicts among Chinese and African students which earned her Harvard’s Hoopes Prize for writing.

New Danville is a nonprofit which provides a master-planned community for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Tea on the Lawn event will take place on April 28th at the Lonestar Convention Center in Conroe. For tickets and additional information, call 936-344-6200 or visit newdanville.org.

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