The Modern Family star will be presented with the new prize during the SAG Foundation's 6th Annual Los Angeles Golf Classic on 8 June (15), when she will be recognised for her charity work, particularly her support of children's causes, as part of the organisation's 30th anniversary celebration.

SAG Foundation president JoBeth Williams says, "Sofia's support for our programs, commitment to children's literacy and generous charitable giving embody the spirit of this award."

Vergara adds, "It is an honour to be recognised by the SAG Foundation. This group does so much work supporting and educating the entertainment community and also the general public. I know how hard it can be to get work in this town and I'm grateful that the SAG Foundation exists to help those who are struggling."

The Los Angeles Golf Classic will also feature celebrities including Andy Garcia, Dennis Haysbert, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pesci, Ron Perlman, Michael Pena and Scott Bakula, who are expected to tee off to help raise funds for the SAG charity, which provides support to SAG members in times of need.

Actor Scott Wolf and his The Night Shift co-star Brendan Fehr will host the sporting event.

The SAG Foundation award is Vergara's latest honour - she also unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in early May (15).