Our mission of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is more essential than ever as we continue strengthening the pipeline of diverse talent in the industry and supporting content that is representative of the mosaic that makes up America. We fulfill our mission in the following ways:
Join us in ensuring our industry is a more inclusive place for diverse people and content by supporting the Walter Kaitz Foundation with a charitable donation that goes directly towards funding our valuable programs.
Transform your brand within the media and entertainment industry’s leading national DEIb organization. As a corporate donor or sponsor:
We are happy to discuss all donation levels as well as custom sponsorships.
To discuss donations or sponsorships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-222-2490
Individual donations are essential to helping the Walter Kaitz Foundation achieve its goals of advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIb). Individual donors are the first to receive breaking news from the Foundation and invitations to our yearly events. We greatly appreciate your support and we thank you.
DIVERSITY WEEK CELEBRATION
Each year the annual Kaitz Dinner serves as the capstone of the industry’s Diversity Week activities. With 1,000+ attendees gathered to celebrate best practices in diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging (DEIb), the fundraiser serves to raise significant funds that fuel impactful programs and initiatives across the industry.
This year on October 6, 2021, in lieu of an in-person event, the Walter Kaitz Foundation will host a virtual celebration to honor the accomplishments, and resiliency of our industry despite the difficulties of a global pandemic and major shifts in every aspect of our traditional work culture.
HOLLYWOOD CREATIVE FORUM
The Hollywood Creative Forum is a top-line, professional development intensive for qualified applicants, designed to enhance, expand and empower the careers of content creators of color with verified mid-level to high-level credits in television, digital/streaming and film, as writers, directors, producers, and showrunners. Through the HCF, the Walter Kaitz Foundation has directly impacted over 1,100 content creatives and executives of color. This one-day virtual event provides open access for network and studio executives and content creators to participate in diversity working groups and networking opportunities, and to hear dynamic keynote speakers, relevant panel discussions, and “Kaitz Talks” led by subject-matter experts.
Engaging moderated conversations on a variety of DEIb topics. These virtual webcasts feature an interview style discussion with leaders in media and entertainment. Conversations are followed by a “backstage” conversation for select sponsors. Dates and times are announced on an ongoing basis throughout the year.