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Actor Kirk Douglas Pledges $15 Million For Los Angeles Mission’s Women’s Center

Actor Kirk Douglas (L) and Anne Buydens arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California  (Thinkstock: Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images).
Actor Kirk Douglas (L) and Anne Buydens arrive at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California (Thinkstock: Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images).

Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, pledged another $5 million to the Los Angeles Mission’s women’s center, boosting their support of the mission to $15 million over the last three years, officials said today.

“Anne and Kirk Douglas are the gold standard for giving to the mission and our L.A. community,” Los Angeles Mission President Herb Smith said. “They are doers and role models of service for us all. They have been very involved in every aspect of the Anne Douglas Center and the center’s substantial work to help desperate women who are out of options.”

Anne Douglas announced the donation during the mission’s Legacy of Vision Gala Tuesday night.

“We always say, ‘Caring is sharing,”‘ Anne Douglas said. “You really only own what you give away. It sounds like a contradiction, but it really is true. Our joy comes from what we have given away. To see women’s lives turned completely around means everything to us.”

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