Kaitz Foundation Details 2004 Funding

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The Walter Kaitz Foundation provided more than $1.3 million to three cable-diversity-partner organizations in 2004, executive director Debbie A. Smith announced Thursday.

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and Women in Cable & Telecommunications were the recipients.

The funding breakdown:

• NAMIC received $1.08 million to support the L. Patrick Mellon mentoring program; its third-annual alumni workshop; executive-coaching and executive-leadership seminars; middle-manager leadership training; and transition-to-professional-staff training;

• The Bowen Foundation received $138,800 to help fund its 2004 Student Conference and Link Mentoring Initiative; and

• WICT received $103,795 to help fund Class XI of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, its WICT Forum and its executive-development seminars.

Smith also announced that the 2005 Walter Kaitz Foundation Annual Fund-Raising Dinner will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the New York Hilton.

The 2004 dinner attracted 1,400 attendees and collected nearly $1.4 million in donations from the purchase of tables, tickets, advertising and other sponsorships, she added.

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