The Walter Kaitz Foundation will honor A+E Networks and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) during its Sept. 21 annual fundraising dinner.
A+E Networks will receive the diversity organization’s Diversity Champion award, given to organizations that act as catalysts for diversity throughout the cable industry, said the organization.
NALIP will be honored with the Diversity Advocate award, which is presented annually to an individual or organization outside of the cable industry that has demonstrated an "unwavering commitment to diversity."
The 33rd Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner will take place in New York during the industry’s annual diversity week festivities. John Martin, Chairman & CEO, Turner Broadcasting System, and Tom Rutledge, Chairman & CEO, Charter Communications, are the dinner co-chairs, according to the organization.
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