Coronavirus virus concerns has forced the cancellation of another industry event as the T Howard Foundation Monday postponed its March 25 annual fundraising dinner.
The event, which recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry, will be rescheduled at a later date, according to T Howard Foundation president and CEO Jo Pamphile.
“The Diversity Awards Dinner is where we accomplish more than our fundraising goal. It is where we have the chance to celebrate our mission of diversity with our supporters, partners, board members, interns and the T- Howard Team. Therefore, their safetyand well-being must be our primary consideration," said Pamphile in a statement.
The dinner will honor ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios, Charter Communications and ViacomCBS. The event's postponement marks the second in the last three years for T Howard: an early Spring snowstorm forced the dinner's postponement in 2018.
The T Howard Foundation dinner joins a growing list of entertainment-based events recently cancelled due to coronavirus concerns including SXSW, Fox News' upfront, Comcast’s FreeWheel event, MIPTV and Mobile World Congress.