Jennifer Garner was honored over the weekend at the Starkey Hearing Foundation Gala for her work in early childhood education!
On Sunday night, the actress was introduced at the gala by Steven Sawalich of the foundation, who praised her for her work with kids. “Her name is recognizable in the entertainment world as an award-winning performer,” he said. “She’s a talented and beautiful actress, but one of my favorite callings about Jennifer Garner, is that, many of you may or may know is her far-reaching effect in the philanthropic world, and her passion for advocacy for early childhood education.”
Receiving a large medal on stage, Jennifer was truly honored and emotional in being honored with this award. “Oh my gosh, this night. I didn’t know what I was getting into. Did you guys?,” she said. “I mean, I got a necklace, and I’ve been crying back there. It’s an honor to be here with you all, it’s an honor now especially at the end of the night to receive this award.”
It’s always great to hear about the awesome work that celebs are doing behind the scenes, and to seen them awarded for their efforts! Congrats Jennifer!
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