Money raised at the annual Broadcasters Foundation of America event goes to help broadcasters in need. Last year, the foundation gave close to $850,000.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $235,000 to help others in need at Monday’s 2015 Celebrity Golf Tournament in Connecticut.
The funds come at a time when more broadcasters than ever are in need of assistance. Last year, the foundation gave away close to $850,000 in grants.
More than 150 broadcasters and celebrities turned out in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation, including sportscasters, athletes, and actors. Celebrity golfers included: Maurice Dubois, WCBS-TV; Rachel Grant, actress and philanthropist; Jay Harris, ESPN; Otis Livingston, WCBS-TV; Sean McDonough, ABC and ESPN; Lonnie Quinn, WCBS-TV; Bruce Beck, NBC -TV; and more.
This year’s co-chairs were Paul Karpowitz, president and chief executive officer of Meredith Broadcasting, and Nick Verbitsky, chairman of United Stations Radio Networks.
Title sponsors of the 2015 event were the Mercedes-Benz Tri-State Dealers and Evercore Wealth Management. Additional sponsors included NBC, ABC, BMI, CBS Television, The Connors Family Office, ESPN, CBS Radio, The Norman Knight Charitable Foundation, Marketron, Nielsen, Empire Merchants, and others.