The SCTE Foundation in partnership with YAS Foundation created a five-year campaign to permanently memorialize deceased technology pioneer and industry legend Wilt Hildenbrand, who unexpectedly passed away on 2018 at the age of 70 after a lengthy career that included four decades in the Cablevision organization.
The goal of the campaign is to raise $40,000 per year through 2023, with proceeds to be used to provide Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Scholarships that will be administered by the SCTE Foundation. In addition, SCTE•ISBE’s annual award recognizing a rising star under the age of 40 will be renamed the Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Rising Leader Award managed by the SCTE Foundation.
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2020 Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Rising Leader Award winner:
Senior Manager of Software Development at Charter Communications
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2020 Award Acceptance Video
2019 Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr. Rising Leader Award winner:
Wilt J. Hildenbrand's daughter Mandy Hildenbrand, presents 2019 Wilt J. Hildenbrand Jr.
Rising Leader Award winner - Chris Zydel, Principal Engineer, Altice USA
Help the cable telecommunications industry keep Wilt’s memory alive, by donating to continue driving programs to attract a diverse workforce to positively impact our industry and the world through technology.