WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB Education Foundation announced today that DC Mayor Adrian Fenty has proclaimed June 9, 2008 as 'National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Day.' The designation comes on the same day as NABEF's 10th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, located at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
The decree acknowledges NABEF's efforts to "increase diversity at all levels in broadcasting" through "a full range of education and training programs." The proclamation also recognizes the significance of the Celebration of Service to America Awards, an annual event that honors broadcasters for outstanding service to their local communities. Each year, NABEF bestows their highest honor, the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award, to individuals who have performed extraordinary public service in bettering the lives of others. This year's award honors entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones for his humanitarian efforts in establishing the Listen Up Foundation and the We Are the Future Foundation. 'Alabama' lead singer Randy Owen will also accept the Samaritan Award on behalf of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. Inside Edition host Deborah Norville will emcee the event, and Grammy-winner Patti Austin will perform a musical tribute in honor of Quincy Jones.
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The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corp. and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, former President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, and former First Lady Nancy Reagan have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/ServicetoAmerica.
Bonneville International Corp.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International’s heritage traces its early roots to KSL Radio, which first went on the air in July of 1922 (originally as KZN) in Salt Lake City and to KSL-TV, which had its on-air debut in 1949. Bonneville currently owns and operates 31 radio stations in the Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL 5 Television (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. The company’s working motto is “Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun,” and it structures its innovative and successful business model on the three principles of 1) building its people, 2) making a difference in its communities, and 3) meeting aggressive financial goals. Bonneville enjoys a long-standing reputation and is known industry-wide for its values-oriented programming and its nationally recognized and award-winning commitment to serving the communities where it broadcasts.
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