Ralph Farquhar, exec. producer of Disney Channel’s animated series The Proud Family will be recognized during the 10th Annual Striving for Excellence Awards, scheduled for September 26 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chairing the event will be long-time supporter and previous honoree Sam Donaldson of ABC News, past honorees Cokie Roberts of ABC News and Rick Garcia of Fox11/UPN 13.
Farquhar began his career as a staff writer on the long-running television series Happy Days. He quickly advanced into the producing ranks as the supervising producer of Married with Children. From there, he moved on to become a co-creator and exec. producer of the provocative series South Central and UPN’s hit comedies Moesha and The Parkers. In addition, he is credited with writing the 1985 cult classic hip hop movie Krush Groove.
Farquhar joins fellow honorees Mitsy Wilson, VP of diversity for Twentieth Century Fox, world-renowned soccer commentator Andres Cantor and Julie Chen of The Early Show and Big Brother. NBC’s comedy skein SCRUBS will also be honored for its diverse story lines and characters.
The Striving for Excellence Awards and Benefit Dinner recognizes corporate, broadcast and entertainment professionals who strive to make a difference in their communities. The Minorities In Broadcasting Training Program is a non-profit organization formed to provide training to minority college graduates in radio and television news reporting and news management. Dinner sponsorships range from $3,500.00 to $10,000.00. Individual tickets are $350.00.