Besides Jimmy Smits being so delicious to look at, his achievements as a celebrity have been piling up for decades. His brilliance doesn’t stop at the celebrity threshold. Jimmy has spent countless time and money by giving back to community projects.
He supports #STANDUPTOCANCER, and is an education advocate dedicated to the National Hispanic Foundation. Let’s not forget his support for Red Cross and New York Cares.
These are just a few reasons that Jimmy will be receiving an Ackerman Leadership Award this year. Ackerman works in several different areas of family support. Jimmy Smits will receive his award from Ackerman’s Moving Families Foward mission.
The gala will be held at the Waldorf Astoria, 301 Park Avenue in New York on October 25. Drinks and silent auctions begin at 6pm. You can learn more about what Ackerman does, and see ticket pricing on their website at ackerman.org.
A little more about Jimmy Smits, he has been working on a new series with writer/creator Baz Luhrmann for Netflix. It’s a drama/musical type show set in the Bronx New York area during the 1970s. Jimmy’s character is Francisco ‘Papa Fuerte’ Cruz, and he appears in all 13 episodes scheduled to roll out in 2016.