Glenn Close To Be Honored With The AGA Leadership Award At The Second Annual American Giving Awards Presented By Chase

 Glenn Close To Be Honored With The AGA Leadership Award At The Second Annual
                  American Giving Awards Presented By Chase

Anthony Anderson, Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo, Jenna Elfman, Jenna Fischer,
Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Gary Sinise to Present

Colbie Caillat, Darius Rucker and Lifehouse with Natasha Bedingfield to

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Six-time Oscar nominated, Emmy,
Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actress Glenn Close will be honored with
the AGA Leadership Award for her philanthropic endeavors at the second annual
American Giving Awards (AGAs) presented by Chase. Hosted by Joel McHale (NBC's
"Community," "The Soup"), the AGAs will air on Saturday, December 8 (8-10 p.m.
ET) on NBC from the  Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

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"We are proud to present Glenn Close with the AGA Leadership Award," said
Peter L. Scher, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility,
JPMorgan Chase. "Glenn's continuous generosity and her commitment to raising
awareness for mental illness have shown that in addition to being a remarkable
actress, she is also an extraordinary advocate."

In 2009, Glenn Close -- with the blessing of her sister Jessie, who lives with
bipolar disorder and her nephew, Calen, who lives with schizoaffective
disorder -- co-founded BringChange2Mind, a not for profit organization
committed to ending the stigma, and prejudice around mental illness. The Close
family had learned that stigma can be as devastating as the diseases
themselves. The evolution of this movement began when Jessie asked Glenn to
use her celebrity to focus on the stigma. It grew out of Glenn's first-hand
observations of Jessie's and Calen's struggles with their illnesses and their
brave journey to recovery. It was further informed by Close's subsequent
volunteer work at Fountain House, a globally-acclaimed, New York based,
clubhouse model program that provides people with mental illness critical
access to education, employment and community.

BringChange2Mind was created with The Balanced Mind Foundation, Fountain
House, Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research
Organization), and has the support of the major mental health organizations in
this country. BringChange2Mind partners with the National Alliance on Mental
Illness (NAMI) on a national walk series called NAMIWalks, which had 40
BringChange2Mind teams across the country raising awareness about anti-stigma
messaging and raising funds for local mental health services earlier this

In October 2009, BringChange2Mind created a national anti-stigma public
service campaign. Its powerful, signature PSA is raising awareness about
mental illness and has, to date, reached nearly one billion media impressions.
The PSA was directed by Ron Howard and John Mayer lent his song "Say" to the
cause. Not only were Glenn, Jessie and Calen in the PSA, but they were joined
by Jessie's daughter, Mattie and Glenn's daughter, Annie -- demonstrating
their belief that mental illness is "a family affair." BringChange2Mind
continues to develop a vital and effective global grassroots community of
people affected by mental illness, who have the courage to tell their stories
without fear or shame, supported by their families and loved ones. Close and
members of her family are actively involved in the BringChange2Mind challenge
of addressing the prejudice and stigma around mental illness where it can be
found -- in all of us.

During the broadcast produced by dick clark productions and Intersport, Colbie
Caillat will join performers Darius Rucker and Lifehouse with Natasha
Bedingfield by taking the stage to lend their voices to honor the local heroes
from each AGA finalist. Previously announced presenters include Anthony
Anderson (Guys with Kids), Olivia Culpo (Miss USA 2012), Jenna Elfman (1600
Penn), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys with Kids) and Gary
Sinise (CSI: NY).

The AGAs is a televised celebrity tribute to community heroes, offering
twenty-five charities an opportunity to share in $2 million in Chase grants so
they may continue their work in helping others. Fans of Chase Community
Giving can vote for their favorite charity on Facebook, and Chase online
customers can vote on during the voting period,
which runs from November 27 – December 4. Of the five top vote-getters from
each category, the charity with the most votes will receive a $1 million
grant, the runner-up will be granted $500,000, a third organization will
receive a $250,000 grant and two will be given $125,000 grants.

For more information, please visit and
click the "American Giving Awards" tab. Get updates and join the conversation
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trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50
million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches,
18,000 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as
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