Support the Hall of Fame “Celebrity” Fundraising Auction, April 17-30, 2017

The non-profit, 501c3 Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame is seeking sponsors and auction item contributions for its third annual online “celebrity” fundraising auction to be held April 17-30, 2017, on the www.biddingforgood.com website which boasts a bidding community numbering more than 450,000 individuals worldwide.

A single $10,000 “Presenting Sponsor” and an unlimited number of $5000 “Gold Sponsors” – as well as auction item donors – will help a worthy, educational cause and enjoy unique exposure opportunities.

The Hall of Fame honors the most noteworthy members of the Massachusetts broadcast industry, commemorates their singular achievements and meritorious contributions to the profession, and preserves their work for future generations.  In October 2016, the Hall of Fame inducted 16 accomplished and well known broadcasters at an induction and awards luncheon sponsored by the Subaru Dealers of New England and attended by more than 350 broadcasters and invited guests.  In all, over its ten-year history, the Hall of Fame has honored 141 broadcasters, and plaques representing those inductees are mounted proudly on a Massachusetts Broadcasters “Wall of Fame” on the Canton, MA, campus of our host organization, Massasoit Community College.

Last year’s Hall of Fame “Celebrity” Auction (https://goo.gl/iaKhFR) was supported by television and radio stations throughout Massachusetts, including all four major Boston network affiliate TV stations. Each auction item was described in full, and each donor was generously credited. In 2017, we’ll be publicizing our auction sponsors and contributors to conventional media outlets throughout the state and on the vast networks of social media. 

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring our 2017 auction, or in donating an auction item or two (or three, or more!), please let us know. We’ll need all of the details about your organization and about the items you’re contributing (including the item value).  If you have questions, or if you wish to contribute, please contact:

 

Burt Peretsky, Executive Director, Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

executivedirector@massbroadcastersHOF.org or peretsky@gmail.com;

Tel: 781-828-4714

 

Thank you in advance!

Peter Brown is New Hall of Fame President

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For Further Information:  Burt Peretsky, Executive Director, Mass Broadcasters Hall of Fame, executivedirector@massbroadcastersHOF.org or peretsky@gmail.com

Telephone:  781-828-4714

Former WBZ-TV News Director and Former Partners Health Care Chief of Staff Peter Brown Succeeds Don Kelley as President of Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Peter Brown, former longtime News Director at Boston’s WBZ-TV, Channel 4, and former Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, is the new President of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Brown is the organization’s third president. He succeeds Don Kelley, who served as Hall of Fame President for two years and is the former 22-year Vice President of Programming at Magic 106.7 FM in Boston.

Brown is the founder and principal of the strategy communications consultancy, Peter Brown Communications of Boston.  He is a senior executive with vast experience in broadcast journalism, communications/brand strategy, internal and external communications, crisis communications, C-suite management and leadership, media and public speaking training.

Brown spent more than 25 years in broadcast journalism.  He started his career in radio news in 1977 and transitioned to television in 1978.  After graduating from the University of Rhode Island in 1979, Brown worked as a broadcast producer at television stations in Providence (WJAR-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV) and Boston (WBZ-TV), where he was News Director from 1993-2004, leading a staff or more than 125 journalists. During Brown’s television news career, he was honored with numerous awards from the Associated Press and United Press International.  He received an Emmy Award, a Best of Boston Award as Best News Director from Boston Magazine and several distinguished accolades from the Radio/Television News Directors Association.  In 2000, he and his WBZ-TV news team were acknowledged with the highest award given to any television station, the Edward R. Murrow Award for best local news station in America.

In his previous position at Partners HealthCare, the state’s largest private employer with more than 65,000 employees, he worked directly with the CEO and senior leadership of the organization to advance the mission of the health care system.  Among his responsibilities, Brown oversaw external affairs for Partners, which includes Community Health, Government Affairs, Public Affairs and Communication and Development. Prior to this role, Brown was Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communication for Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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