We’re is kicking off our Spring pledge drive this week and have less than 2 weeks to raise $220,000 in order to keep public television strong in Central Texas! If you haven’t already made a gift during this drive, consider making one today. And when you do, we’ve got some great ways to thank you for your donation that go beyond television and let you experience your favorite KLRU and PBS shows in person!
An investment in KLRU is an investment in YOUR community! We are thrilled to be participating in the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day, beginning Thursday, March 20 at 6pm and ending at 6pm Friday, March 21.
Amplify Austin, presented by I Live Here, I Give Here, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving in a 24 hour period. Last year Amplify Austin, as a whole, raised over $2.8 million for the Central Texas community and this year their goal is to raise $4 million!
Last year, you helped KLRU raise over $12,000 from 130 people in the community – allowing us to provide:
300 artists a place to share their creativity
4,000 children with books and digital resources
750 parents & teachers with hands-on educational workshops
1,000 hours of Central Texas themed programming each year
100+ events on civil discourse and cultural understanding
Our goal for 2014 is to raise $18,500 from 200 people in the community and we need your help to reach it!
Ways you can be involved in helping KLRU to reach our 2014 Amplify Austin goal:
Share via Social Media! Last year, social networks were one of the primary mediums people used to share information about Amplify Austin and were then directed to give. Spread the word to your friends and family by liking/sharing/retweeting KLRU’s Amplify Austin posts on Facebook and Twitter or share why YOU support KLRU and why YOU think it’s important for your followers to support too!
Email your networks! Spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers and share KLRU’s Amplify Austin donation page with them. Engaging in conversation about KLRU, Amplify Austin and philanthropy in Central Texas will increase awareness about KLRU’s mission and build an audience of support to help us continue to provide high quality, commercial free television to all of Central Texas.
KLRU is so excited to be a part of this special community-wide giving day and we hope you’re just as eager to participate in it as we are!
KLRU is committed to providing the best programming and services to its Central Texas viewers and members, and we need your help. We invite you to participate in our annual viewer survey.
The survey should only take you a maximum of 15 minutes to complete. Your insights will help us guide the strategic direction of KLRU over the next several years. Please note that all information collected for this survey is for internal use only and will not be shared or sold to anyone. Take the survey by clicking here.
Thank you for your participation. We really appreciate your time and input!
KLRU held its 3rd Appraisal Fair in the historic Studio 6A on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Over 230 people visited us throughout the day to learn more about some of their most cherished items from a number of Central Texas area appraisers. Thank you to all of our donors from the June and December pledge drives for donating to attend the Appraisal Fair and share your stories with us.
A special thanks goes to our community volunteer appraisers who generously volunteered their time and expertise for this event. For more information on the appraisers in attendance that day, please visit our Appraisal Fair website.
The tapings for season 39 of Austin City Limits may be well under way, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t still revel in the great times from season 38 – and what better way to remember the incredible line up than owning one (or all!) of the limited edition signed band posters.
To kick off the KLRU June fundraising drive, we have organized an eBay auction of signed, limited edition band posters from ACL’s season 38 – the auction will be up until June 13, so bid now and bid often to get your favorite performer’s poster into your personal collection.
Also available in the auction is an original poster signed by ALL artists at the KLRU All Star Celebration featuring The Dixie Chicks, Courtyard Hounds, Natalie Maines & Ben Harper in a tribute to Lloyd Maines with special guests Joe Ely, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, Terry Allen, Carolyn Wonderland & Terri Hendrix.
Posters currently available for bids
(click on band name below to visit auction site)
KLRU is so proud to have been a part of Amplify Austin, the first ever community-wide day of online philanthropy, raising $2.8 million for over 300 Central Texas nonprofits! We’d like to extend a special thanks to those of you that participated and donated to KLRU, helping us raise over $12,000 from over 100 donors in just 24 hours. Your gift provides this community with 24 hours of educational, entertaining, and inspirational programming both on air and online. KLRU, KLRU-Q, Create and V-Me combined add up to 35,040 hours of programming a year, giving all Central Texans the chance to explore new ideas, new worlds and new possibilities. Thank you for supporting what was a great day of giving for KLRU and a phenomenal day of giving for the Austin community.
Join us TODAY in becoming a part of Austin’s history by giving a gift to KLRU in Austin’s FIRST ever community-wide day of online philanthropy, Amplify Austin! We’re encouraging all Central Texans, those of us who love this community most, to help us raise $1 million in just 24 hours and show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be. Want to help? Here’s how: visit our KLRU Amplify Austin donation page to make your gift today; spread the word to friends and family about your support of KLRU and Amplify Austin; and join the #AmplifyATX social media conversation on Twitter and Facebook. We have just 24 hours to make a huge difference in our community and in the lives of all Central Texans, so let’s crank up the giving and Amplify Austin!
Do you love Austin? Do you love KLRU? Well, we’ve got a great opportunity for you to give back to both the city you love and the KLRU programming you can’t live without! In just three days, we’re joining I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits to raise $1 million in just 24 hours. Giving starts at 7 pm on March 4, and your gift can truly make a difference in the lives of all Central Texans by providing high-quality, commercial-free programming that gives us a chance to explore new ideas, new worlds and new possibilities. Help us continue to provide the trusted and valued programs you rely on as Austin’s only community-supported public television station. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest Amplify Austin happenings and together, let’s Amplify Austin!
KLRU is joining ranks with I Live Here, I Give Here and over 300 other area nonprofits for a community-wide day of online philanthropy with the goal of raising $1 million in 24 hours. Be sure to save the date, because starting at 7 pm on March 4, we’re asking Central Texans to hop on to AmplifyATX.org and show the rest of the world just how charitable this city can be. KLRU is very excited to be a part of this FIRST ever annual online giving festival. Be sure to check out this video about Amplify Austin, like KLRU and Amplify Austin on Facebook and follow KLRU and Amplify Austin on Twitter. We’re sure you’ll be just as eager to participate in the big day as we are!