BMI Honors Past Directors
June 30, 2010 at 12:43 PM (PT)
BMI's Board of Directors will establish a new tradition to commemorate and honor the service of deceased BMI Board members by making a contribution in their name to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA in the amount of $10,000.
The new tradition was launched with $10,000 contributions in the names of BMI Board Director FRANK MELTON, who passed away in MAY of 2009, and retired BMI Board Director DON THURSTON, who passed away last OCTOBER, for a total initial contribution of $20,000. The Board resolution encompasses future gifts upon the death of any current, retired or honorary Director who has served within 10 years of his or her passing.
"BMI Directors are distinguished members of the broadcast community whose participation on the BMI Board exemplifies the highest standards of service to the broadcast community," said BMI Board Chairman JACK SANDER. "DON and FRANK made significant contributions to both the creative and finance aspects of BMI's business, and played an important role in guiding BMI to its current position of leadership in the world of music copyright. These gifts in their names permit us to extend their legacy of service by enabling the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION to assist broadcast professionals in their hour of need."