Give a Little?

I’m late to this party.  Embarrassingly late…but not so late that I can’t help (I did), and not too late that  you can’t help (you can).

It started with Anne Ganguzza, a SoCal-based Voice actor.  I keep running into Anne at various VO meetups, and besides being a delightful friend, she’s big into contributing to the community.

When she stopped by in Las Vegas the other day with her husband for dinner (well, they had OTHER reasons for being there than dinner with me), we talked extensively about the memorial fund she’s building for her friend Sandra Swingler.  They had a common bond of cancer, but Sandra didn’t make it.

Sandra is the wife of voice actor Andrew Swingler, and together they have two young daughters.  I’ve met Andrew online and in person, and he’s one of the most helpful and friendly guys you’d ever want on your side.  Now he’s going it alone with his two girls, and Anne is aiming to help.  You can too.  I’ll be honest.  I contributed $200 to the Sandra Swingler fund, and I’d like you to search your heart to give something too.

Anne Ganguzza

‘Cause when it’s all said ‘n’ done.  It’s not how many commercials we voiced along the way, but how we treated our friends in each living moment.  Andrew and Sandra and their two daughters could use our help.

Whadya say?

Click on Anne’s Blog to find out all the details about their family, and instructions for giving.  Anne has made it incredibly easy, and the giving is tax-deductible (as if you need more incentive).






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  1. says

    Thank you so very much Dave, for your amazing support and helping to spread the word! I am honored to do anything I can to help. Our VO community has just been so wonderfully giving so far – it just warms my heart. Thank you everyone!

    • says

      You’re welcome, Anne…you’re amazing for clearing all the hurdles to make it easy to give to your friend’s memory.


      Dave Courvoisier

  2. says

    We’ve seen Anne’s hard work first hand here in O.C., CA for a while now. She’s really giving back to the V.O. community here like no one ever has. The kudos are much deserved. Thanks for the extra plug for her efforts, Dave!

    • says


      Well, she’s a gem, and like I said, I feel bad I hadn’t done much to contribute up to now… my oversight.
      Let me know if there’s anything else needing done.


      Dave Courvoisier

  3. says

    Thanks so much for posting this Dave. I’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness of the V.O. community, and Anne really is going above and beyond to not only help me and my family, but other VO professionals that need a little extra help.

    Best, Andrew.

  4. says


    I always appreciate your transparency. I echo Tim’s sentiments toward Anne. She is the reason I found out about Andrew and it was a pleasure to help spread the word on this fundraiser.

    • says


      Thanks for that. This is all just another instance of a far-flung group of individuals who are bound by a commitment to community, and to helping where they can.

      Thanks for stopping by to comment.

      Write soon, write often!

      Dave C

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