Music impresario Quincy Jones will receive the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award from the National Assn. of Broadcasters in a ceremony slated for June.
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Nod, presented by the NAB's Education Foundation, singles out an individual "who has performed extraordinary public service in bettering the lives of others," according to the org.
Jones will be honored for his longtime commitment to helping underprivileged youth through his Listen Up Foundation and We Are the Future Foundation. The NAB is also recognizing him for his work in preserving and promoting African-American art.
"For decades, Quincy Jones has served as a tireless advocate on behalf of underprivileged children throughout the world," NAB prexy-chief David K. Rehr said in a statement. "The NAB Education Foundation is proud to honor him for his unwavering dedication to building a pathway toward a better future for all children in need."