"President's Update" with Carteris headshot on right third on a dark red background and overlapping white snowflakes across the bottom.

In January, we will roll out an automated way to donate small residual checks to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

Hello Member, 

As the year draws to a close, I want to take a moment to reflect on the spirit of the holidays and the giving season.

Early in my presidency, Bryan Cranston and others asked me to find out if there was a way to have members’ small residual checks directly deposited to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation as a donation. After working with our IT and residuals processing teams, I am excited to share that we have created an automated process for the donation of residuals checks to the Foundation.

The program will go live in late January. You can set the threshold for donations at any amount you choose, but you will have to be signed up for the residuals direct deposit program in order to participate. 

I am always impressed with the generosity and heartfelt compassion that our members show to one another — especially in times of great need. Whether it’s a member in a health crisis, one who is impacted by a natural disaster or educational programming that benefits any member who wants to advance their career, every penny helps protect and support fellow SAG-AFTRA members.

If your New Year’s resolution is to give back — or if you want to extend the warm feeling of helping out beyond December — this will be a great way to help fellow members in need. Stay tuned for sign-up details in January.

Strength in unity,

Gabrielle Carteris 


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