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May 30, 2013

NABEF Celebration of Service to Award Features FCC Commissioners, Members of Congress, Stevie Wonder

Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder to receive prestigious Leadership Award

Award presenters include acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioners

WASHINGTON, DC -- The 15th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards, produced by the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF), will take place Monday, June 3 in Washington, D.C. Recognized among the top Washington events, the gala will honor radio and television broadcasters from across the country for exceptional community service.

The event will also include the presentation of NABEF's highest honor, the Service to America Leadership Award, to Stevie Wonder, with four-time Grammy Award nominee Oleta Adams performing a musical tribute to Wonder.

Among the government officials and legislators presenting awards are acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel, Senator Richard Burr, Reps. Greg Walden, Jim Bridenstine, Kathy Castor, Eliot Engel, Jim Matheson, Chris Stewart, and Paul Tonko. A record number of members of Congress will be in attendance. Several members from the North Carolina congressional delegation will attend in support of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, whose members will receive the Presidentís Special Award, and North Carolina-based Lowe's, winner of the Corporate Leadership Award.

Other event highlights include:

Press interested in covering the Celebration of Service to America Awards should contact Ann Marie Cumming at 202-429-5307.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Monday, June 3, 2013
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner and awards presentation: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, award-winning actress Glenn Close, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, First Lady Nancy Reagan, among others 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

The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at

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