The 30th Anniversary of The Kaitz Dinner lived up to its promise as a signature moment in our organization’s history. Thanks to our generous sponsors, contributors and attendees, together we raised almost $1.8 million to support programs and initiatives that build on cable’s strong record for supporting diversity in all we do.
This sum signifies our industry’s deep commitment to creating and sustaining opportunity, reflecting diversity in the content we deliver and being inclusive in the way we conduct business.
The 30th Anniversary Kaitz Dinner truly was an evening to remember, gracefully guided by Mario Lopez of nuvoTV. We heard a breathtaking performance by the soulful Jennifer Hudson, courtesy of BET and Viacom. We applauded this year’s Diversity Champion, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and the 2013 Diversity Advocate, the League of United Latin American Citizens. And we topped off the night with a glorious after-party featuring the inimitable vocal stylings of Chaka Khan, Chanté Moore and KeKe Wyatt (thank you, TV One)!
Most importantly, we raised funds that will support and sustain important initiatives from the Walter Kaitz Foundation and from our partner organizations – The Emma L. Bowen Foundation, The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications, and Women in Cable Telecommunications.
From everyone at The Walter Kaitz Foundation, thank you for making it such a gratifying event – and the perfect conclusion to our 30th Anniversary. Your support only deepens our resolve to continue the good work you’ve made possible. And we’re already looking forward to great things at the 2014 Kaitz Dinner, happening on September 17, 2014 in New York City. See you there!