Last night we also went to the 16th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards presented by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation at the National Building Museum. Paul Simon gave a special performance; he was also honored with the Service America Leadership Award for his work with children’s health.
NABEF strengthens the future of broadcasting through education, diversity, and community service. The gala recognized the public service commitment of broadcasters around the country. We snapped NAB president Gordon Smith and his wife Sharon with FCC commissioner Ajit Pai.
General Motors Foundation received the Service to America Corporate Leadership Award. Here, its president Vivian Pickard, surrounded by Heather Rosenker, John Tap, and Lori Wingerter, and by Mary Pickard.
575 guests networked before enjoying a three-course dinner with white asparagus in lemon chive oil, pan-seared red snapper filet with bacon braised kale, and mascarpone blueberry cheesecake. Here, TASC’s Nick Livas, AARP Radio’s Angel Livas, NAB’s Michelle Duke, and WUSA9’s Khalim Piankhi.
Univision’s Veronika Moroian, KRBK’s Bob Koplar, Wai Ming’s Emily Koplar, and NBC Universal’s Michelle and John Trevino.