Malone To Receive UJA Humanitarian Award

Liberty media chairman and cable legend John Malone will receive the 2016 Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award at the UJA-Federation of New York’s Leadership Awards Dinner on May 18.

The award honors the late former chairman of Time Warner Inc., a visionary and renowned philanthropist. Ross built a family funeral parlor business into Warner Communications, and created Time Warner Inc. in 1989 after merging with Time Inc. He died of prostate cancer in 1992. 

The event will take place at Cipriani in Manhattan and will feature a conversation between Malone and PBS newsman Charlie Rose and feature a performance by Country star Kenny Chesney.  

Among those attending will be IAC chairman Barry Diller, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries, Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei, Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav, LionTree Advisors CEO Aryeh Bourkoff, and many other industry and media leaders.