Goal! WKU Public Radio Ends Fall Fundraiser Early After Hitting $50,000 Mark Saturday!

Oct 26, 2013

Credit WKU Public Radio

Thanks to the tremendous support of our listeners, WKU Public Radio was able to wrap up our annual fall fundraising campaign early Saturday afternoon!

We raised a little over $50,000 in pledges this week that came in over the phone, online, and in the mail!

We promised you we would stop the fundraiser as soon as we hit our goal, and we kept our word at 2:45 p.m.

We can't thank our members enough for their generous support. We mean it when we say we couldn't bring you public radio without the amazing financial contributions we witnessed this week.

From everybody here at WKU Public Radio: THANKS!

Update at 6:15 p.m.:

Thank you to everybody who has pledged their support to WKU Public Radio during our fall fundraiser!

Thanks to the generosity of our listeners, we are just $8,500 away from reaching the $50,000 mark and finishing the drive!

If you haven't pledged yet, you can call us at 1-800-599-9598, or you can pledge online here.

We're hoping for a great Saturday with plenty of phone calls. Remember: as soon as we hit the $50,000 mark, we're stopping the fundraiser!

That's why every single pledge is so important since it brings us that much closer to the finish line!

Thanks for your support!

Update at 4:00 p.m.:

WKU Public Radio is trying to meet an All Things Considered fundraising goal of $2,500 Friday afternoon! If we do, we'll get an extra $500 from Tim Mahoney, who has agreed to offer the money as a way to encourage others to support the station.

Tim is one of our most loyal and generous listeners in Evansville. If you're not a member of WKU Public Radio, all it takes is a few minutes on the phone and a pledge of support at 1-800-599-9598!

Every pledge gets us that much closer to our overall weekly fundraising goal of $50,000! Remember: the sooner we get to that goal, the sooner the fundraiser ends!


Original post:

Thanks to the amazing generosity of listeners from all across our region, WKU Public Radio was able to exceed our goal for Friday's Morning Edition!

About $3,800 was pledged during the program. Because we met our program goal, WKU Vice President Kathryn Costello will give an additional $1,000!

That's a significant portion of the $50,000 we plan to raise by Saturday evening. And remember--the sooner we get to $50,000, the sooner we stop!

That's why every single pledge of support is so important. Your contributions ensure that we can pay for all of the programs you depend on hearing when you tune into WKU Public Radio.

If you haven't pledged yet, call us at 1-800-599-9598, or pledge online.

Thanks for your support!