The Ad Council announced today that its 67th Annual Public Service Award Dinner will honor Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. The event will be both in-person and streamed online, with the in-person gathering held at the Glasshouse in New York City on December 2, 2021. Platinum sponsors include Adobe, Comcast NBCUniversal, Disney Ad Sales, Facebook, Google and Verizon.
The Annual Public Service Award Dinner is the organization's largest fundraising event, with the last Annual Dinner in 2019 raising more than $5.8 million to support the Ad Council's national social impact programs. This year's event will be co-chaired by Linda Yaccarino, Ad Council Chair and Chairman of Global Advertising and Partnerships at NBCUniversal, and Ad Council Vice Chair Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon.
Vestberg will receive the Public Service Award for his outstanding corporate citizenship. Vestberg helped author the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals as a member of the Leadership Council of the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network. As a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, he has also led climate change and digital health initiatives.