2012 Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner Announced

<strong>WASHINGTON, D.C.</strong> – The 29th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Hilton New York.  The dinner – conveying the theme “Diversity is More Than a Word” – will be a key part of cable’s Diversity Week during the week of September 10, 2012.</p>
<p>Matt Blank, Chairman &amp; CEO of Showtime Networks, and Steve Miron, CEO of Bright House Networks, will co-chair the dinner.  Other industry executives joining them on the Dinner Committee include: John D. Evans, Chairman &amp; CEO, Evans Telecommunications Company; Randy Falco, President &amp; CEO, Univision Communications; David Haslingden, President &amp; COO, Fox Networks Group; Alfred Liggins, III, CEO &amp; President, Radio-One; and Pat McAdaragh, President &amp; CEO, Midcontinent Communications.</p>
<p>“Diversity is in Showtime’s DNA, reflected in our programming and our workforce.  I’m proud to be a part of this annual dinner where diversity is celebrated throughout cable,” said Blank.</p>
<p>“For so many years, the Kaitz dinner has been a critical way to maintain focus on this important issue.  It is wonderful we can join together, and salute the different backgrounds and cultures that make our industry great,” noted Miron.</p>
<p>The annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner is the cable industry's most prestigious fundraising event for diversity.  Each year, the dinner typically raises more than $1 million to fund diversity-oriented programs and initiatives for three industry-based diversity organizations: the Emma L. Bowen Foundation; the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC); and Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT). </p>
<p>Sponsors for this year’s dinner include Comcast/NBCU as the Presenting Sponsor, and Time Warner Cable as Dinner Host Sponsor.</p>
<p>In the coming weeks, the Foundation will also name the Diversity Champion and Diversity Advocate to be honored at the dinner.  </p>
<p>Ticket sales for the dinner are now under way.  For information on sponsorship opportunities or for other questions about the dinner, contact the Walter Kaitz Foundation, at (202) 222-2490, or email Michelle Ray, Senior Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives for the Walter Kaitz Foundation, at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">mray@walterkaitz.org</a>.  Full information about the dinner can be found at <a href="http://www.walterkaitz.org/">www.walterkaitz.org</a>.</p>
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<strong>CONTACT:</strong> Joy Sims, (202) 222-2350

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 20:00

The 29th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Hilton New York.