Jeffrey Katzenberg is stepping down as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture & Television Fund, where he and his wife Marilyn have been among its greatest boosters and fundraisers for three decades.
His departure comes as the charity celebrates its 100th anniversary.
“The entire MPTF organization – the residents of Motion Picture Home, all of our staff, our volunteers, our boards of directors – feels incredibly lucky to have had the incredible support of Jeffrey over the past 30 years.” MPTF President and CEO Bob Beitcher said in a statement.
“His passion for all things MPTF, his commitment to ensuring that our mission is understood and embraced by the entire entertainment industry, his willingness to share his enthusiasm with the philanthropic community that is so deeply rooted in our company, and the incredible generosity that he and Marilyn have shown in their own support for the MPTF are invaluable, ”added Beitcher. We appreciate Jeffrey’s decision to pass this work on to the next generation, just as Lew Wasserman did with him 30 years ago, and we look forward to continuing to have his support.
Katzenberg, Beitcher and others spoke about MPTF as part of its 100th anniversary press event in April – watch it here: