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Ron Meyer Tapped for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award (Exclusive)
NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer will receive the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award at the organization's 2017 National Tribute Dinner — the Oscars for L.A.'s Jewish community — on April 5 at The Beverly Hilton, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Jeffrey Katzenberg will chair the dinner, which will be presided over by SWC founder and dean, Rabbi Marvin Hier, a two-time Oscar winner and member of the Academy. Past recipients include Katzenberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Billy Crystal, Jim Gianopulos, Ted Sarandos, Harvey Weinstein (who urged Jews to "kick [anti-Semites] in the ass") and Jon Feltheimer, the 2016 honoree (who said tolerance is something "some of our presidential candidates" should learn).
"Ron Meyer has co-chaired the Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance dinners for more than 20 years," Hier tells THR. "He is the quintessential mensch who is the perfect candidate to be the recipient of the center's highest honor."
A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.