NBC Broadcasts Second Annual American Giving Awards, 12/8
NBC will broadcast the second annual American Giving Awards, presented by Chase, on Saturday, December 8 from 8-10pm ET, from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
Produced by Dick Clark productions and Intersport, the AGAs are the first-ever televised celebrity tribute to recognize community heroes. The AGAs will grant a total of $2 million to five featured charitable organizations, which are voted on from a list of 25 previous Chase Community Giving (CCG) grant recipients. The organization with the most votes from Chase customers and Facebook users will receive a $1 million grant, the runner-up will be granted $500,000, a third organization will receive a $250,000 grant and two will be given $125,000 grants.
"We are proud to once again present this entertaining and important telecast," said Doug Vaughan, Senior Vice President, Special Programs and Late Night for NBC. "We hope that this event will bring national recognition and support to all of the causes being celebrated."
Each charity organization will represent one of five pre-determined categories recognizing the "building blocks" of our communities:
· Educators & Mentors Award: For empowering our communities through education
· Heroes & Leaders Award: For outstanding community contributions to human rights and social services
· Champions of Health & Wellness: For improving health and wellbeing in our communities
· Community Builders Award: For excellence in serving our communities
· Youth Developers Award: For inspiring and nurturing our youth that will help build stronger communities.
"Coming off the success of last year's American Giving Awards, we are delighted to once again shine a spotlight on some incredible local charities who are changing lives and making a real impact in their communities every day," said Kimberly Davis, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. "We know viewers will be entertained, but we hope they will also be inspired to get involved."
Chase Community Giving was introduced in 2009 as a new way forward for giving. It's a program that lets fans of CCG, and now Chase customers, vote to help determine where Chase donates millions of dollars. Since the program's inception, nearly 3.5 million Facebook users have "liked" Chase Community Giving. In total, millions of people have helped Chase donate over $20 million to over 500 charities in 41 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Chase Community Giving is part of JPMorgan Chase's annual giving, which totals more than $150 million each year.
Voting for the American Giving Awards will take place on Facebook and Chase.com. For more information on the program and how to vote, visit www.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving.
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network's primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC's quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
NBC's roster of popular scripted series includes critically-acclaimed comedies "Parks and Recreation" and "Community," as well as Emmy winners "The Office" and "30 Rock."
High-profile dramas on NBC include the veteran award-winning series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and the ambitious new series "Smash" and "Grimm." Unscripted series for NBC include the new vocal competition phenomenon "The Voice," as well as the popular summer hit "America's Got Talent."
NBC's late-night story is highlighted by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Saturday Night Live." NBC Daytime's "Days of our Lives" consistently finishes among daytime's top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category.
On Saturday mornings, NBC broadcasts NBC kids, a new programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids experts at Sprout, the nation's first 24-hour preschool television channel, this three-hour block features educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
Founded in 1957, Dick Clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage. For additional information about dcp, visit www.dickclarkproductions.com.
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For more information on the American Giving Awards, please visit NBC.com's "Movies & Specials" site: http://www.nbc.com/specials.