The Distinguished Graduate Award (DGA) is to be given to graduates of the United States Military Academy whose character, distinguished service, and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which West Point strives, in keeping with its motto: “Duty, Honor, Country.”
The Miami Gala is the premier Playing for Change fundraiser of the year. Honoring Pharrell Williams with our Playing for Change Icon Award, and former MTV Networks CEO & Chairman Bill Roedy with our Playing for Change Legend Award.
2015: Cable Hall of Fame the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is widely accepted within the broadcast industry as the gold standard – it is the highest award of its kind to be bestowed upon the pioneers, visionaries and stars of the electronic arts.
2012: Chello Humanitarian Award, Lessons for Life Foundation The award was presented by Mike Fries
2011: Appointment by Mary Robinson Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of the board of GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunizations), asked Bill to become that foundation’s first envoy/ambassador, to help raise its profile.
2011: Cinema for Peace Awards Presented during the Berlin Film Festival, for fighting HIV/AIDS through the Staying Alive Campaign by Lupita Nyong’o of the series Shuga.
2011: General Kofi Annan appoints Global Media AIDS Initiative Founding Chair General Kofi Annan appointed Bill Roedy as founding chair of the Global Media AIDS Initiative Leadership Committee. The Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) is an umbrella organization that unites and motivates media companies around the world to use their influence, resources, and creative talent to address AIDS.
2011: Induction into Cable Pioneers Founded 44 years ago on the principle of preserving and celebrating the industry's entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. To be a Cable TV Pioneer, you must have a minimum of 20 years of direct involvement in the cable industry and during those years have made a meaningful contribution in building the industry.
2010: ICRW Innovation Award Presented by Geeta Rao Gupta, ICRW President, in conjunction with 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, for his leadership of the Staying Alive HIV/AIDS public education campaign and its impact on young people.
2009: Global Citizen of the Year Award United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Citizen of the Year Award, presented by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his work in HIV/AIDS and for addressing key issues that affect young people around the world.
2008: Doctors of the World Health and Human Rights Leadership Award In recognition of his extraordinary leadership in the cause of health and human rights, presented by Kelly Rowland.
2008: Cable Positive’s Joel A. Berger Award The cable industry’s AIDS action organization, in recognition of his contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS, presented by Wyclef Jean.
2007: AmFAR’s Award of Courage Presented by Beyoncé Knowles
2006: New York AIDS Film Festival Award On December 1st 2006, The New York AIDS Festival hosted an Opening Night Red Ball Gala at the New York Public Library. Hosted by Alexandra and Vanessa Kerry, the Gala honored the efforts of noted HIV/AIDS activists, advocates, and decision-makers, including Bill Roedy.
2005: YouthAIDS Family Health International, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, in recognition of his services to HIV/AIDS awareness
2004: International Emmy Founders Award for revolutionizing music on television and supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS around the world, presented by Lenny Kravitz.
2003: Midem’s “Person of the Year” Midem’s “Person of the Year” in Cannes for his services to global
2002: Award for Individual Business Leadership Award for Individual Business Leadership as Chairman of the Global Business Coalition, an honour bestowed by US President Bill Clinton.