The Looking Ahead Awards gala event was launched in 2014 to raise awareness and financial support for the Looking Ahead program. This spectacular, star-studded event also serves as a media tool to publicly highlight the program, and as a way to reach out to current young performers who might benefit from Looking Ahead’s services.
The event honors leaders in the former young performer community who continue to inspire by living the program’s core values of personal growth, education, leadership and community service.


2014 Award Recipients

  • Academy Award® winner Margaret O’Brien, The Shirley Temple Award
  • Judy Swank, The Looking Ahead Parenting Award (now The Judy and Hilary Swank Award) presented by Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank
  • Tia and Tamera Mowry, The Looking Ahead Education Award
  • Max Burkholder, The Looking Ahead Social Awareness Award
  • Fred Savage and Sharon Lieblein, The Looking Ahead Community Service Award

For a re-cap and photos of the 2014 Looking Ahead Awards event, visit our Facebook page! 

For information about the event, please contact Chester McCurry at 323.330.2428 or
For media and press inquiries, please contact Scott Appel at 818.919.0515 or


The 2014 Looking Ahead Awards Gala


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