The former New York governor and the CBS newsman will be among those remembering the late Tony Malara at a “tribute” hosted by the Broadcasters Foundation in New York on Sept. 26. The foundation is also accepting donations in Malara’s name.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America is gathering the many friends of the late Tony Malara for a “tribute” to him in New York City on Sept. 26.
“We celebrate the gift of Tony Malara, his spirit and his sense of humor,” said BFA Chairman Philip Lombardo.
A longtime CBS executive, Malara died suddenly on Aug. 24 after a heart attack.
The foundation is also accepting memorial donations in the Malara’s name.
BFA President Gordon Hastings said the Malara fund was created with the blessing of his family and that money raised would become part of the foundation endowment, which is used exclusively for direct grants to broadcasters in financial need.
He served as a director and member of the executive committee of the foundation for more 20 years.
Scheduled to speak at the tribute: former New York governor Mario Cuomo, CBS’s Charles Osgood, New York State Broadcasters President Joe Reilly, former CBS Television President Jim Rosenfield and Tony’s son Toby.
The tribute is set for 8:15 a.m. at the 21 Club (21 West 52nd St.). Seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend should contact Gordon Hastings at 203-862-8577 to make reservations.
Those wishing to make a tax-deductible contribution should make the check payable to The Broadcasters Foundation of America Endowment Fund and note that it is for the Anthony C. Malara Memorial Fund. The address: 7 Lincoln Avenue, Greenwich, Conn., 06830.