Alan Frank salute raised $300K for the Broadcasters Foundation

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A black tie fundraiser brought in big bucks for charity as Alan Frank, President and CEO of the Post-Newsweek Stations, received the 2011 Golden Mike Award. The event raised over $300,000 in support of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, the charity that provides aid to broadcasters in desperate need.


More than 300 radio and television broadcasters were in attendance Monday evening (2/28) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The award was presented to Frank by Deborah Norville of “Inside Edition.” They are pictured with Broadcasters Foundation President Jim Thompson on the left and Citadel Communications CEO Phil Lombardo, Chairman of the foundation’s board of directors, on the right.

Norville, who hosted the event, was joined by some of the biggest names in media for the presentation: Roger Ailes of Fox News, David Barrett of Hearst Television, Donald Graham of The Washington Post, and Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News.  

During the evening, the Foundation recognized the Stu Olds family.  A fund established in Olds’ name after he passed away in December 2010 has raised over $450,000 in support of the Foundation’s mission.  Olds was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Katz Media Group.

The Broadcasters Foundation has provided millions of dollars in aid to colleagues who lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease, or unforeseen family tragedy.  Individual membership is only $150 a year.  Donations also can be made to the Guardian Fund, and corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative.  For more information, to apply for a grant, or to make a contribution, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org or call 212-373-8250.