The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington is inviting its members to hear Paula Kerger, the PBS president, at its annual meeting.

PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger (Frederick M. Brown/GETTY IMAGES)

In addition to the Kerger speech, the group is arranging a tour after the business meeting of the Corcoran’s main fall exhibition “30 Americans.”

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is also gearing up for its annual awards evening October 13. The council has picked six people to receive the “Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award.”

The awardees are historian Ira Berlin, jazz impresario Charles Fishman, film festival founder Tony Gittens, Pink Line founder Philippa P.B. Hughes, WETA president Sharon Percy Rockefeller and Woolly Mammoth Theatre founder Howard Shalwitz.

The recipients will participate in a discussion, beginning at 6:30 p.m. led by moderator Kojo Nnamdi at the Hogan Lovells office, 555 13th St. N.W. This event is also a fund-raiser with a $100 tab.