Cronkite Award Luncheon

Robin Roberts
Robin Roberts

2014 Cronkite Award Luncheon

Join the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees in honoring the 2014 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, award-winning anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Robin Roberts, at the 31st annual Cronkite Award Luncheon.

Monday, Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N. Third St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

The annual Cronkite Award Luncheon has become one of the most anticipated events in the Valley, attracting more than 1,000 guests every year, including industry leaders from the worlds of media, politics, business and education. It also is the Cronkite School’s signature fundraising event, providing crucial support for the school’s professional programs that train the next generation of journalism and media leaders.

The annual celebration concludes with the presentation of the award to a leading journalist. Past recipients have included Bob Costas, Christiane Amanpour, Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer, Tom Brokaw, Jane Pauley, Katharine Graham, Bob Woodward, Helen Thomas, Ben Bradlee and George Will. The 2013 honoree was Bob Schieffer.

For many years, the luncheon coincided with Walter Cronkite’s annual visit to Arizona State University. In addition to personally presenting the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Cronkite lectured in journalism classes, met with the school's faculty and staff and attended special receptions and dinners to personally thank the school’s many generous supporters.

For more information about the Cronkite Award Luncheon, please contact Cronkite Director of Development Liz Bernreuter at 602.496.9444 or liz.bernreuter@asu.edu.

The following benefits are available to sponsors of the 2014 Cronkite Award Luncheon.

Cronkite Circle Table ($10,000)

  • Premier table seating for 10
  • Table signage
  • Printed program recognition
  • On-screen recognition
  • Four tickets to reception with honoree
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Ticket sponsorship for 10 students
  • Two tickets at honoree's table

President’s Circle Table ($6,000)

  • Premier table seating for 10
  • Table signage
  • Printed program recognition
  • On-screen recognition
  • Four tickets to reception with honoree
  • Recognition from the podium
  • Ticket sponsorship for five students

Dean’s Circle Table ($3,500)

  • Table seating for 10
  • Table signage
  • Printed program recognition
  • On-screen recognition
  • Two tickets to reception with honoree

Supporter Table ($2,000)

  • Table seating for 10
  • Table signage

Individual Tickets: $200