Malcolm Rogers, director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, will receive the 2014 David Brudnoy Award from the Phi Alpha Tau Fraternity at Emerson College on Friday, November 21, at 11:00 am in the Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street.
Rogers is being honored for his impressive 20-year tenure at the MFA—the longest in museum history. His biography is available at mfa.org.
The Brudnoy Award reflects an individual’s excellence in the arts and communication.
Brudnoy was a popular radio talk show host on WBZ-AM who died in 2004 at the age of 64. He received an honorary degree from Emerson in 1996 and became a brother of Phi Alpha Tau in 2001. Brudnoy forged a friendship with the brothers and regularly invited students to sit in on his radio shows.
Not long before his death, he willed to the fraternity a scholarship in his parents’ name, The Harry & Doris Brudnoy Memorial Scholarship, which is given out every year to an active brother.
The 2013 recipient of the Brudnoy Award was Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who accepted the award in a ceremony two weeks after he steered the metropolitan area through the manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Previous recipients of the Brudnoy Award are Robert L. Beal, president of the Beal Companies; Jack Williams, anchor on WBZ-TV; the late Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Peter Meade, former director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority and former Emerson College Trustee; and Paul S. Grogan, president and CEO of The Boston Foundation.