2020 Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award Gala raised over $400,000

TEGNA’s Dave Lougee Receives the Broadcasters Foundation of America 2020 Golden Mike Award

George Beasley Honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award – Caroline Beasley Accepts on His Behalf

Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, Deborah Norville of Inside Edition; Dave Lougee, 2020 Golden Mike Award recipient, and Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America (photo credit Wendy Moger-Bross)

More than 350 broadcasters and celebrities filled the Plaza Hotel’s ballroom to capacity last night, raising over $400,000 to support the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. This year’s event honored Dave Lougee, President and Chief Executive Officer of TEGNA Inc., with the Broadcasters Foundation 2020 Golden Mike Award and George Beasley, Founder and Chairman of Beasley Media Group, with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Beasley’s daughter and current Chief Executive Officer of Beasley, Caroline Beasley, accepted the award on his behalf.

Dan Mason, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media accepting the Lifetime Leadership Award for her father George Beasley, Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, and Deborah Norville of Inside Edition (photo credit: Wendy Moger-Bross)

The annual Golden Mike Award gala is a major fundraiser for the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the only charity devoted exclusively to providing aid to broadcasters in acute need.

This year’s event was hosted by Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville and featured a rousing performance by GRAMMY Award-winning  BMI songwriter Nile Rodgers and CHIC, who had attendees on their feet and dancing.

The evening’s presenters were Gordon Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, Jack Sander, Founder of Sander Media and former Belo executive, and Lynn Beall, TEGNA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Media Operations.

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email info@thebfoa.org.

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity.

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