Announcing the $50,000 KLRU Board Challenge Match

Tyson Tuttle, Chair of the KLRU Board of Directors, announces a $50,000 Challenge Match to the Central Texas community from the KLRU Board of Directors. 

PBS has been a part of our household for years. Before our kids were born, Austin City Limits helped give us an introduction to Austin. As parents, PBS was the only channel on our TV with quality, educational television that entertained and stimulated our kids. And as people involved in the community, we’ve benefitted from news and public affairs, local and beyond.

KLRU brings quality, inspirational programming into your home and mine. KLRU tells stories about Austin that resonate here and elsewhere. And KLRU looks for ways to use stories and information to positively impact the region and this growing city we call “home”.

Your support allows KLRU to be an essential voice in Central Texas, and a lifeline for the entire community. And considering that the vast majority of KLRU’s support comes from Central Texas, it’s up to you, and me, to make sure KLRU can continue to provide the quality and diversity of programs and experiences we’ve come to expect.

This is why as the Chair of KLRU’s Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce a $50,000 Board Challenge Match in support of this fundraising drive. If KLRU can raise $50,000, the Board of Directors will match it by making a generous $50,000 contribution, potentially bringing in $100,000 for the station. I encourage you to make your gift right now so we can meet this match by the end of this drive.

KLRU provides access to thoughtful and wide ranging programs that bring new ideas and experiences to our homes, and especially to our kids. Won’t you join me in supporting this organization that is dedicated to actively pursuing a better community?

Sincerely,

Tyson Tuttle
Chair, KLRU Board of Directors
President and CEO, Silicon Labs

We did it! Thanks to YOU!

People said it couldn’t be done…$100,000 in just 5 days. But we raised that and then some and it’s all thanks to YOU!

Your gifts rolled in online, over the phone and in the mail to support more programs and fewer interruptions this June. And now that all is said and done, KLRU was able to raise over $108,000 from 875 Central Texans!

We are humbled by your support and so very thankful to be a part of the generous Central Texas community. Thank you for Shaping the Future of #YourKLRU!

⌚ Been waiting long? Last chance to support #YourKLRU!

Over 750 Central Texans have stepped up to support KLRU’s transformational second annual online giving drive and helped raise over $89,000 in just 4 days! But we still have $11,000 to raise to meet our goal! And we can’t do it without YOU!

What’s more is that we have a really fun giveaway to encourage YOU to make that gift of support now! James Taylor & His All-Star Band is coming to the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday June 22nd at 8:30pm and we want YOU to be there! Donate any amount until midnight tonight to be entered into a giveaway for 2 tickets!

So far, you’ve been able to help us meet over $23,000 in challenge matches and raise over $2,700 for Overheard with Evan Smith, $100 for PBS Kids programming, $1,100 for Central Texas Gardener and $290 for NEXT, KLRU’s Young Professionals group.

With less than 12 hours to go, this is your last chance to show your support for more programs and fewer interruptions! Can I count on you to get us to our $100,000 goal by midnight tonight?

Meet the Match with Happy Little Trees! 🌳

It’s time to give to Shape the Future of #YourKLRU!

Hi, I’m certainly glad you could join us today.

Are you ready to do a fantastic little painting? Good! I’ll tell you what, let’s get started!

We’re 4 days into our online drive and thanks to YOU, we’ve raised over $70,000, but we still need to raise another $1,000 to meet the $10,000 challenge match from Lonnie & Polly Cooper. When we meet the match, that will put us less than $20,000 from our goal!

On The Joy of Painting, Bob Ross let’s you decide how many happy little trees to paint and where to put them on your canvas. The same goes for KLRU’s second annual online giving drive…YOU decide how much to give and what programs you’d like to support!

With less than 48 hours to meet our $100,000 goal, can we count on you to make broad, bold brushstrokes to help Shape the Future of #YourKLRU?

From all of us here…happy painting! 🎨

PS – See how easy that is…you can do it! And when you do, be sure to donate $60 or more (or become a sustaining member of $5 or more a month) to receive instant access to KLRU Passport, our newest on-demand member benefit that allows you to stream even more of your favorite KLRU and PBS programs

Twice as nice for #YourKLRU!

Double your donation in support of more programs and fewer interruptions!

Three days in and we’ve already raised over $32,000 during our second annual online giving drive! And thanks to Lonnie and Polly Cooper, our $100,000 goal is within reach!

When asked why he and his wife feel so strongly about supporting KLRU, Lonnie said “It’s simple. I believe in the value and inspiration of public television.” He went on to say, “KLRU and PBS have earned my trust and appreciation in a mounting world of noise and political agendas. It’s important to me that PBS presents a multitude of perspectives on a viewpoint, issue or event in history.”

This is why Lonnie and Polly Cooper have kindly put up a $10,000 challenge match to the Central Texas community to Shape the Future #YourKLRU. For every dollar received today, the Coopers will contribute the same amount up to $10,000, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $20,000 today!

Now it’s your turn! Will you step up and see your dollar effectively doubled in an instant to support more programs and fewer interruptions by this generous match?

P.S. – Best of all, donate $60 or more (or become a sustaining member at $5 or more a month) and you’ll receive instant access to KLRU Passport – our newest member benefit that provides on-demand access to even more KLRU and PBS programming!

Today on the French Chef…

Give for more programs and fewer interruptions on #YourKLRU!

Welcome to the French Chef!

Today, not only will you learn how to roast a chicken, but you’ll also be helping Shape the Future of #YourKLRU!

We’re only 2 days into our 5-day online giving drive and we’ve already raised over $20,000 towards our $100,000 goal! Yesterday, we met the $10,000 challenge match from Claire & Carl Stuart. And today, we have a generous dollar for dollar $2,500 challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter, Chez Zee! Give now to double your dollar instantly.

Julia Child, PBS icon and cooking pioneer, once said “Learn how to cook – – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun.” To her point, KLRU is doing just that with our second annual online giving drive!

Won’t you join us at the table for a serving of more programs with fewer interruptions by making your gift today?

Bon Appetit!

PS – Hungry for more? Donate $60 or more (or make a $5 or more ongoing monthly gift) to receive instant access to KLRU Passport, our newest member benefit and on-demand service that allows you to watch even more of your favorite PBS & KLRU shows!

Let’s Double it for #YourKLRU

Dollar for dollar match when you support KLRU today!

We all know that Austin and the Central Texas community is growing…and where there is growth, there is change too. This is why public television, and specifically KLRU, has an ever increasingly important role to play in our community.

So many people are moving here from around the country and around the world and they don’t have roots in Central Texas. They don’t understand the art and culture of the area or the politics and current affairs. KLRU helps build context by offering a place to explore big issues facing Central Texas, by providing insight into the lifestyles and cultures of our region and by celebrating the rich creative community that makes our city so vibrant.

Last June, my wife, Claire, and I supported KLRU with a matching gift promise during the transformational 5-day online giving drive, #YourKLRU. We were delighted to hear of the resounding success of this campaign and the role it has since played in helping KLRU make some important changes to their fundraising efforts.

Today, Claire and I are pleased to support KLRU’s second online giving drive with another $10,000 matching gift promise. Your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity and the impact of your gift on our growing community.

KLRU is kicking off the online drive today and they need to raise $100,000 in just 5 days! Will you join me in shaping the future of #YourKLRU by making your gift of support right now?

Sincerely,
Carl Stuart
KLRU Board Member & Longtime Supporter

P.S. – What’s more, when you donate $60 or more (or make a $5 or more ongoing monthly gift), you’ll receive instant access to KLRU’s newest member benefit! KLRU Passport is an on-demand service that allows you to watch your favorite PBS & KLRU shows whenever and wherever you want.

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Shape the Future of #YourKLRU – June 6th – 10th. Make a donation today in support of more programs and fewer interruptions!P0616 Gardener

This June, tune-in to KLRU as we continue to transform the way we fundraise by providing more programs and fewer interruptions! Central Texans are counting on YOU to Shape the Future of #YourKLRU. Won’t you help us continue to grow ☘ by supporting your favorite PBS programs during our second annual online giving drive?

Thanks to YOU, KLRU had a historic March fund drive!

Thanks to YOUR enthusiastic support, KLRU had a historic March Fund Drive…surpassing our $220,000 goal to raise over $250,000 in just 17 days!

You and over 1,300 other Central Texans generously invested in your community-supported public television station and gave to your favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And YOUR support goes directly to provide quality educational programming and vital community services to everyone in Central Texas. Thank you!

You also helped us turn $20,000 into $40,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Lonnie & Polly Cooper. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met in less than 6 days with the help of your fervent and immediate response.

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air by allowing us to engage with a broader audience to raise more dollars online and through sustaining monthly memberships. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!