Kerry Washington is about to add another honor to her already impressive resume.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will honor the Scandal star with its Actors Inspiration Award, PEOPLE has learned. It will be presented June 13 at the foundation’s 7th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic.
Washington, 39, is being honored for giving back to her fellow actors as well as the community at large. She has been a proponent of civil rights and was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2009. She received the NAACP President’s Award in 2013 for her commitment to public service and civil rights. The next year, Time magazine included her in its annual Time 100 list of most influential people. Washington has also been nominated at the SAG Awards, Emmys and Golden Globes.
“Kerry’s continuous support for our programs and her fellow actors, and her dedication to countless social and political causes exemplify the essence of this award,” said SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams.
The golf tournament raises funds for the foundation’s Emergency Assistance program and Catastrophic Health Fund, which helps members of the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union who are facing physical and financial hardships.