The Overseas Press Club of America will honor Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists who were killed or persecuted in the last year at its 80th Annual Awards Dinner on April 18 at Cipriani (25 Broadway, NYC). Marty Baron, executive editor of the DC Post, will keynote the evening that will be hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt. Maggie Steber, a photographer whose work has appeared in National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine and many other publications, will receive the OPC’s President’s Award at the event. For more info, contact OPC executive director Patricia Kranz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.opcofamerica.org.
PR Couture, a resource for fashion and lifestyle communicators, is accepting entries for its third annual awards program, the 2019 Bespoke Communication Awards, through April 15. Established in 2017, the BCAs recognize communication experts in 10 categories, including Agency of the Year, Best Agency to Work For and Communicator of the Year. PR Couture founder and director Crosby Noricks says the awards “offer a platform that seeks to highlight masterful contributions, tailored for the fashion/lifestyle and beauty space.” Each application is judged by a group of industry professionals representing such brands and organizations as L’Oreal, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prada, Swarovski and more. For more information on the awards, click here.
Gale Branding coordinated press for the American Friends of Soroka Medical Center's Seventh Annual Benefit Gala on April 3 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event celebrated the center’s successes in fostering scientific and medical innovation, positioning Soroka as a leader amongst Israeli hospitals and worldwide. Gale Branding is also handling public relations and marketing support for the History of the Star of David Artwork, a series by artist and filmmaker Marc Bennett. Bennett has committed to donate a percentage of worldwide art sales to support Soroka’s mission. Soroka Medical Center also commissioned Bennett to create a large-scale depiction of the artwork, which will become the focal point for Soroka’s Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and the Dr. Larry Norton Institute, set to be unveiled this summer.