The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented $759,865 in financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations at its annual installation luncheon in Los Angeles today (Wednesday).

Attending the event to announce and accept grants were stars including Aaron Eckhart, Jon Hamm, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Rosario Dawson, Dana Delaney, Dakota Fanning, Chris Messina, Elizabeth Pena and Rosie Perez.

Re-elected HFPA president Jorge Camara introduced the re-elected officers Mike Goodridge, vice president; Serge Rakhlin, executive secretary; and Meher Tatna, treasurer.

The new Board of Directors is comprised of Mahfouz Doss (re-elected Chairman), Erkki Kanto, Lilly Lui, Paz Mata, Frances Schoenberger, and Armando Gallo (alternate).

‘Despite last January’s cancellation of the Annual Golden Globe Awards due to the Writers Guild strike that curtailed the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s income, we’re delighted to honor our ongoing commitment to support entertainment industry-related film school and non-profit organizations,’ said Camara at the lunch.

‘Over the past several years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Foundation has presented more than $7.5 million in financial grants to dozens of film schools and non-profit organizations.’