Dec. 7, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of media and corporate executives from across the country gathered for an AJC dinner in honor of
Stephen M. Lacy
, Chairman and CEO of Meredith Corporation. The head of the global media company received AJC's prestigious National Human Relations Award in recognition of his philanthropic and civic endeavors and Meredith Corporation's exemplary corporate citizenship.
"I proudly accept this award on behalf of everyone at Meredith Corporation," said Lacy. "Like AJC, we are proud of our shared values of respect for human dignity and service to others."
"The work that AJC does advancing human rights and democratic values is near and dear to my values, and to Meredith Corporation's values as well," said Lacy. "AJC's work in bridging gaps and creating mutual understanding is truly commendable."
The inscription on the AJC award states: "Gifted leader, visionary strategist, and civic champion, you have uplifted your community and the world around you."
, Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens, who presented the award, said, "Humanitarianism springs from the heart. Those of us who work alongside
know first-hand his extraordinary commitment to bettering the lives around him."
, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal
, served as Honorary Dinner Chair.
Thomas H. Harty
, President of
's National Media Group, and
Paul A. Karpowicz
, President of
's Local Media Group, served as Dinner Co-Chairs.
, AJC's Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, presented an overview of the global advocacy organization.
About Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP;
) is the leading media and marketing company serving American women.
features multiple well-known national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes.com, Fitness, American Baby and EveryDay with
– along with local television brands in fast-growing markets.
is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development.
uses multiple distribution platforms – including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video – to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
AJC is the global Jewish advocacy organization, with headquarters in
, 26 regional offices across the U.S., and nine offices around the world. The
New York Times
has called AJC "the dean of American Jewish organizations."
SOURCE Meredith Corporation