Brian Stokes Mitchell became a trustee of The Actors Fund in 1998 and was elected Chairman of the Board of the organization in 2004. During his tenure as Chairman, Mitchell has headlined fundraisers that have raised in excess of $10 million for the organization. In addition, he played a large role in the creation in 2010 of The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation, which provides affordable, supportive and senior housing for the performing arts community that improves lives, creates jobs, fosters economic development and revitalizes communities. Through his work with expanding all facets of The Actors Fund, the organization now serves more than 14,000 people a year through social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, career development and housing. Mitchell won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award in 2000 for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for performance in Kiss Me, Kate.