The Kaitz Dinner

Honorees

Organizations are recognized annually for fostering an unwavering commitment to diversity.

This award given to an organization that acts as catalysts for diversity throughout the cable industry. These organizations motivate the industry to embrace and value diversity as role models, inspiring and encouraging excellence, removing barriers that hinder progress, and empowering others with opportunities.

This award is given to an individual or organization outside of the cable industry that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to diversity. Through visionary leadership, this individual or organization has directly or indirectly fostered a more embracing and inclusive environment.

Past Honorees

2017

“Diversity in the Digital Age”
Diversity Champion: HBO
Diversity Advocate: Girls Who Code

2016

“Inclusion.Impact.Inspiration.”
Diversity Champion: A+E Networks
Diversity Advocate: National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)

2015

“One Action Makes a Difference”
Diversity Champion: Univision Communications Inc.

2014

“The Shape of Things to Come”
Diversity Champion: BET Networks
Diversity Advocate: FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn

2013

“Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary”
Diversity Champion: Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Diversity Advocate: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

2012

“Diversity is More Than a Word”
Diversity Champion: Cox Communications, Inc.
Diversity Advocate: Healthy MEdia: Commission for Positive Images of Women and Girls

2011

“Be Diversity”
Diversity Champion: Time Warner Cable
Diversity Advocate: Rey Ramsey, One Economy

2010

“Single Minded. Many Sided”
Diversity Champion: Discovery Communications Inc.
Diversity Advocate: U.S. Rep. Doris O. Matsui (D-CA)

2009

“Make A Statement. Make A Difference”
Diversity Champion: Comcast Corporation and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

2008

“Celebrating 25 Years”
Diversity Champion: Bright House Networks and Scripps Networks
Diversity Advocate: U.S. Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA)

2007

“Diversity: Beyond Boundaries”
Diversity Champion: ESPN
Diversity Advocate: U.S. Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (D-NY)

2006

“Expressions of Diversity”
Diversity Champion: MTV Networks
Diversity Advocate: U.S. Rep. Hilda L. Solis (D-CA)

2005

“Every Day Belongs to Everyone”
Diversity Champions: Glenn A. Britt, Time Warner Cable; James A. Hatcher, Cox Communications Inc.; and Sherryl D. Love, Cox Communications, Inc.
Diversity Advocate : U. S. Rep. Melvin L. Watt (D-NC)

2004

“Celebrating Diversity”
Dinner Honoree: Spencer Kaitz, Founder, Walter Kaitz Foundation

2003

“Cable’s Commitment”
Dinner Honoree: Decker Anstrom, Landmark Communications

2002

“Diversity Means Business”
Dinner Honoree: Brian L. Roberts, Comcast Corporation

2001

(Our dinner was canceled in the wake of the Sept. 11 tragedy)

2000

“New Vision, New Direction”
Dinner Honoree: John J. Rigas, Adelphia Communications, Inc.

1999

“Opportunity and Access”
Dinner Honoree: William J. Bresnan, Bresnan Communications, Inc.

1998

“It’s about Leadership”
Dinner Honoree: Charles F. Dolan, Cablevision Systems Corp.

1997

“Cable’s Resource for Diversity”
Dinner Honoree: James O. Robbins, Cox Communications, Inc.

1996

“We Break Barriers”
Dinner Honoree: Robert L. Johnson, BET Holdings, Inc.

1995

“It’s Time”
Dinner Honoree: John W. Goddard, Viacom Cable, Inc.

1994

“Changing the Face of Cable”
Dinner Honoree: Gerald M. Levin, Time Warner Cable

1993

“Diversity Delivers”
Dinner Honoree: Amos B. Hostetter Jr., Continental Cablevision, Inc.

1992

“Cable’s Resource for Diversity”
Dinner Honorees: Walter Kaitz Fellows

1991

“Vision for Change”
Dinner Honoree: Sydney Topol, Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.

1990

“The Decade for Affirming Diversity”
Dinner Honoree: Ralph J. Roberts, Comcast Corporation

1989

“The Next Generation: A New America”
Dinner Honoree: J. Richard Munro, Time Warner, Inc.

1988

“Five Years of Growth and Momentum”
Dinner Honoree: Ralph M. Baruch, Viacom International

1987

“Investing in Excellence”
Dinner Honoree: R.E. “Ted” Turner, Turner Broadcasting

1986

“Investing in Excellence”
Dinner Honoree: Bill Daniels, Daniels & Associates

1985

“Investing in Excellence”
Dinner Honoree: Betsy Magness, Tele-Communications, Inc.

1984

“Investing in Excellence”
Dinner Honoree: Thomas Wheeler, National Cable Television Association