During the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Broadcasters Foundation of America raised funds to help our colleagues in need and honored several leaders in our industry.
The Philip J. Lombardo Charity Golf Tournament raised a record $125,000 in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to help broadcasters in need. The tournament was held Sunday, April 24th at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, just prior to the opening of the NAB Show.
To close out the show, over 250 radio and television broadcasters attended the 25th Annual Leadership Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 27th. Leadership Awards were presented to five industry leaders who have made an impact on the broadcasting industry and in their local communities, including Byron Allen, Pierre Bouvard, Ralph Oakley, Christine Travaglini, and Dennis Wharton. The Lowry Mays Award for Excellence in Broadcasting was presented to former President and CEO of the NAB, Gordon Smith, honoring his impact on the industry through innovation, entrepreneurship, issue advocacy, community service, and philanthropy.
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 email@example.com.
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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