The Walter Kaitz Foundation
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Our Work

The Walter Kaitz Foundation stands at the center of the cable industry’s long-standing commitment to diversity. Through the funds we raise, the organizations we support with grants and scholarships, and the programs we produce, we serve as a catalyst for increasing diversity in cable’s workforce, supplier base and programming. Our work is centered in three areas:

Grant Funding

Our strategic partners foster professional opportunities for women and multi-ethnic professionals in the cable industry. These organizations receive substantial grants for specific programs that meet and further the mission of Walter Kaitz Foundation.


The Foundation’s partnerships allow it to offer several career-advancing scholarship and fellowship opportunities for members of the cable community.

Programs We Produce

To meet needs not addressed elsewhere, the Kaitz Foundation has developed and runs a number of specialty programs. Often developed in collaboration with other organizations, these programs advance diversity with insight, creativity and impact.


Produce Yourself: The 2nd Annual Hollywood Creative Forum EAST

On June 11, 2015, the 2nd Annual Hollywood Creative Forum EAST thrilled an audience of eager writers, producers, and directors in NYC for the American Black Film Festival. With a focus on resources for diverse scripted content producers, the HCFE hosted speakers with a collective keen insight and an unparalleled track record of success. The… Read More


2015 Millennials Master Class

“Millennial: a person reaching young adulthood around the year 2000; a Generation Year.” The Walter Kaitz Foundation hosted its Sixth Annual Millennials Program on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, during the National Cable and Telecommunication Association’s INTX (the Internet & Television Expo.) The Master Class took place in Chicago, IL. Throughout the program, participating companies had… Read More

The Gracies

“If you don’t give up, there will be something for you. It’s such a hard business that people drop out a lot. They get tired, they get discouraged. If you hang in there, there will be a job for you. It just takes endurance and tenacity… even more than talent, because I’m proof of that!”… Read More

LGBT Networking Reception

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Walter Kaitz Foundation, in collaboration with NAMIC and WICT, hosted its second LGBT Networking Reception. The annual event took place as part of the NCTA’s 2015 Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago whose theme was “A New Kind of Show. For a New Kind of World.” The event… Read More

The Hollywood Creative Forum

PROGRAM TYPE: Programming Diversity

The Hollywood Creative Forum East provides unique opportunities for selected professionals of color who have worked in media to gain face-to-face access with cable programming executives in order to advance their careers. This event gives programming executives and production companies the opportunity to meet experienced, diverse, mid to upper-level creatives for non-fiction/reality project assignments, and pitch meetings.

2013 Millennials Master Class

2015 Millennials Master Class

PROGRAM TYPE: Workforce Diversity

A unique, one-day Master Class designed by Kaitz Foundation to educate “Millennials” about the cable industry by providing exposure to business trends and opportunities in cable telecommunications and digital media and giving participants direct access to industry leaders.

Kaitz Goes to CTHRA

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, The Walter Kaitz Foundation in conjunction with the Cable Telecommunications Human Resources Association (CTHRA) presented a panel on Infusing Diversity into the Technology Talent Pool at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott in Philadelphia, PA.  The panel took place as part of CTHRA’s Annual Symposium that was developed by cable industry HR… Read More

Walter Kaitz Foundation Dinner 2014

31st Annual Fundraising Dinner Raises Over $1.4 Million

While the New York City temperatures cooled into the 60’s on the evening of Wednesday, September 17, the atmosphere was warm inside the New York Marriott Marquis, site of the 31st Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising Dinner. Nearly 1,000 industry leaders and professionals came together to honor Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, FCC and Debra L…. Read More

Howard University Executive Leadership Program 2014

Howard University Executive Leadership Honors Program in its 7th Year

On March 10, 2014, The Walter Kaitz Foundation in conjunction with Howard University School of Business presented the Executive Leadership Honors Program Corporate Retreat at The Conference Center in the Time and Life Building in New York, NY. Nearly 100 high-potential college students met and networked with cable industry leaders to learn about careers in… Read More

Millennials Master Class 2014

2014 Millennials Master Class at NCTA Cable Show

“What does your day look like?” asked Debra Langford, CEO, The Langford Company of a panel of five corner office executives in the cable industry during the 2014 Millennials Master Class held on April 30 during the NCTA Cable Show.  Michael Quigley, Vice President, Business Development & Multiplatform Distribution, Turner Broadcasting Systems, was the first… Read More