UBS’s First US Philanthropy Conference

Academy Award winning actress Hilary Swank, former AOL AOL +% executive and philanthropist Jean Case and food systems entrepreneur Kimbal Musk converged at UBS ’s first annual American philanthropy summit earlier this week to connect over mutual causes ranging from rescuing overlooked dogs from shelters to addressing global issues through impact investing.

Silver screen star Hilary Swank, whose newly formed nonprofit Hilaroo rescues animals from shelters and connects them with kids living in foster care or group homes, came to the conference on a mission: She’s currently aiming to raise $70 million so the year-old organization can purchase at least 70 acres in Los Angeles to build a facility for the dogs to live in (including a kennel and veterinary services area) and for the kids to also play sports and study after school. “The kids have seen these dogs that have been kicked to the curb like they have. It touches their heart in a place that is special,” she later told FORBES. “We take the animals that don’t have a fair chance and could get euthanized, temperament train them, and then bring in at-risk youth. They’ll pick their dog and take care of the dog on the property after school. They’ll also get tutoring before they go home.”

Since its inception in 2015, the foundation has held three summer day camps with a total of 150 kids. Once the permanent facility is built, summer camps will become overnight and will also be combined with regular after-school programs. Her big dream? Ten years down the line she wants to have an accredited high school on the land and also offer up housing for those who leave the foster care system once they’re 18. She’s going to need a lot of billionaire donors to make that happen.

– Events UBS’s First US Philanthropy Conference > September 2016


Hilary at US Open Men single’s Final

Hilary attended the men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka at Arthur Ashe Stadium on day 14 of the 2016 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 11 in the Queens borough of New York City.
Thanks to Mouza for some of these pics!

– Candids September 11 2016

Hilary at US Open Women single’s Final

Hilary watched the Ladies Singles final match between Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10 in the Queens borough of New York City. Thanks to Miss Faith for some of these pics!

– Candids September 10 2016

Hilary Latest To Board Steven Soderbergh Heist Film ‘Logan Lucky’

Hilary Swank is joining what has shaped up to be fun and interesting cast for Steven Soderbergh’s heist film Logan Lucky — a story about brothers who plan a crime during a NASCAR race in Charlotte, NC. Swank joins Daniel Craig, Channing Tatum, Katherine Heigl, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane and Riley Keough (Magic Mike, The Girlfriend Experience). The film is being produced by Mark Johnson, Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin.

Swank has earned two Best Actress Oscars for her work in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby and Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry. More recently, she starred in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s The One Percent for Starz opposite Ed Helms and Ed Harris and is filming Billie August’s 55 Steps with Helena Bonham Carter playing a lawyer who defends a schizophrenic woman’s right against invasive medical procedures.

Swank is repped by WME and Jeff Bernstein at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.


Hilary Breaks Off Engagement to Ruben Torres

Hilary Swank has called off her engagement to former professional tennis player Ruben Torres.

Reps for the actress exclusively confirm to PEOPLE the engagement is off.

Swank, 41, was spotted without her ring as she watched the 2016 French Open on Saturday. The actress also deleted her engagement announcement from Instagram and Twitter.

Swank and Rubens dated for nearly a year before getting engaged in March. At the time, a source told PEOPLE that Torres popped the question while the two were on a romantic hike together while attending the BNP Paribas Tennis Open in Palm Springs.

Swank was previously married to actor Chad Lowe for 10 years, before their 2007 divorce.


Roland Garros Men single’s Final

Hilary watching Novak Djokovic during Day Fifteen, Men single’s Final of the 2016 French Tennis Open at Roland Garros on June 5 in Paris France.

– Candids June 5 2016

Roland Garros Women single’s Final

Hilary Swank watched the Ladies Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Garbine Muguruza of Spain on day fourteen of the 2016 French Open at Roland Garros on June 4 in Paris. She is in Europe filming 55 Steps. Sadly she won’t be able to attend 2nd Annual Art For Animals Fundraiser.

– Candids June 4 2016

2nd Annual Art For Animals Fundraiser

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Art For Animals fundraising event for Eastwood Ranch Foundation. It will be held on Saturday June 4th in West Hollywood at De Re Gallery on Melrose. Please feel free to forward this to any of you friends and colleagues who love Art and Animals. Look forward to seeing you all.

Join fellow art collectors and animal activists once again for a spectacular evening of fine art, wine, cocktails, vegan hors d’oevres and a chance to win a weekend for two at idyllic Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel, Ca. Bid on fine works by many renowned artists including Brian Bowen Smith, Michael Muller and Stephanie Hirsch and help Eastwood Ranch foundation’s ongoing, successful work to rescue, protect and find forever homes for animals.

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Actress Hilary Swank honors Idaho students

Idaho’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 — Harlie Sorrell, 18, of Parma and Tracen Mangum, 14, of Blackfoot — were honored in the nation’s capital Sunday night for their outstanding volunteer service during the 21st annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Harlie and Tracen, along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country, each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank.

The award ceremony and gala dinner reception was held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), named Harlie and Tracen Idaho’s top high school and middle-level youth volunteers in February. In addition to their cash awards, they each received an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent to Washington, D.C., for four days of recognition events.Read More