The Cable Center announced the launch last month of the Third Millennium Fund, an ongoing fundraising campaign designed to provide resources for a variety of key initiatives operated through The Center.
Donations of $100 to the Third Millennium Fund entitle the donor to one share in the fund, and there is no limit to the number of shares that may be acquired through donations. All contributors to the fund in 2001 become founding share-holders. Money raised will help The Center continue to communicate the developments in broadband programming and technology to a global audience through education and research initiatives.
Industry response to the Third Millennium Fund prior to its launch has been outstanding, according to a spokesman from The Cable Center. More than 1,000 shares have been issued as a result of donations from both corporations and individuals.
The Cable Center is currently developing a number of educational, training and research initiatives in areas including management and business skills development, workforce diversity and the communications of the global contributions of cable telecommunications. Donations to the Third Millennium Fund will help support this work in order to develop solutions to the issues facing the cable and telecommunications industry.
Programs generated and implemented by The Cable Center include the Julian A. Brodsky Executive-in-Residence Program, which allows leaders in the telecommunications industry to interact with students and faculty of leading universities, the Summer Executive Management Program and the Barry L. Babcock Endowed Municipal Partnerships and Cable Telecommunications Program, which establishes forums that bring cable operators together with municipal governments.