NEW YORK, 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."
Gayle Butler, Editor-in-Chief of Better Homes and Gardens, who presented the award, said, "Humanitarianism springs from the heart. Those of us who work alongside Steve Lacy know first-hand his extraordinary commitment to bettering the lives around him."
Frederic Roze, President and Chief Executive Officer of L'Oreal USA, served as Honorary Dinner Chair. Thomas H. Harty, President of Meredith's National Media Group, and Paul A. Karpowicz, President of Meredith's Local Media Group, served as Dinner Co-Chairs.
Rabbi Noam Marans, AJC's Director of Interreligious and Intergroup Relations, presented an overview of the global advocacy organization.
About Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; www.meredith.com) is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith features multiple well-known national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes.com, Fitness, American Baby and EveryDay with Rachael Ray – along with local television brands in fast-growing markets. Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, food, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith 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 New York, 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