Actress Eva Longoria (ex-Isabella, “The Young and the Restless,” “Devious Maids,” “Desperate Housewives”) was presented with the prestigious 2015 Artist of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations at the foundation’s 30th Annual Cultural Rhythms Festival on February 21.

Longoria, whose “Y&R” character Isabella appeared from 2001 – 2003 and was committed to a psychiatric facility, was recognized for her contributions to the performing arts and for her humanitarian work through her charity Eva’s Heroes, a project that helps developmentally disabled children. She also supports the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Longoria posted about the honor on Twitter:

Soaps.com congratulates Longoria on the honor.

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