You spoke and we listened! We’re kicking off our Winter Fundraising Drive this week, but we want you to know that we’re doing things a little bit different this time around.
In an effort to keep more of your favorite PBS programs on-air during fundraising periods, this drive, we’re pledging to provide one full week of your regularly scheduled primetime shows, like Antiques Roadshow, Nova and Masterpiece Theater. It’s a full week of YOUR FAVORITES and we’re counting on you to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week, helping us transform the way we fundraise on-air and in turn, making this fundraising effort a success.
We wanted to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our members and viewers who supported KLRU’s June Pledge Drive. We are so humbled that over 900 peoplehelped us raise over $130,000 in less than 10 days. It is your generosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!
Summer is here and we’re celebrating the imminent arrival of the Central Texas heat by kicking off our June pledge drive. We need to raise $100,000 in the next 10 days so we can provide over 35,000 hours of free, high quality programming each year in the areas of education, arts & culture and public issues to everyone in Central Texas. With your gift of support, we have some wonderful ways to thank you, including some fabulous ticket offers and a number of fantastic books from UT Press, our pledge drive partner!
Antiques Roadshow has announced its 2014 Summer Tour destinations and they’re making a stop at the Austin Convention Center on Saturday, June 28, 2014. To successfully run the appraisal event, Antiques Roadshow relies on local public television stations to help recruit volunteers from the local community. Volunteering for Antiques Roadshow is a great way to meet new people, have fun and participate in public television. Those individuals who volunteer can even have two items appraised!
Interested? Here’s some more information to know about volunteering for Antiques Roadshow:
The minimum age to volunteer is 18.
Volunteers are assigned various tasks including crowd control, welcoming guests, production assistance and more.
All Antiques Roadshow volunteer positions require standing or walking throughout the 12 hour event. Please ensure that you are able and willing to participate in this physically demanding day.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and Antiques Roadshow polo shirts will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteers are required to wear the Antiques Roadshow polo shirt throughout the event.
All volunteers must attend a training session on Friday, June 27 from 4-6pm (the day before the event) and should plan on arriving at the Convention Center at 6:30am on Saturday, June 28. At check-in volunteers must show a government issued ID. Please note: attendance at Friday’s volunteer training is mandatory and volunteers must commit to assisting for the entire day on Saturday from 6:30am to approximately 7pm.
If you’re interested in volunteering for Antiques Roadshow, please register to be a volunteer at klru.org/volunteer.
If you would like to attend Antiques Roadshow but are unable to volunteer, we have a limited number of general admission tickets available for your $400 donation to the station.
We truly appreciate your support of KLRU and can’t wait to see you at Antiques Roadshow!
We did it! Because of YOU, we were able to surpass our goal and raise $20,627 from over 280 people in our community during the Amplify Austin campaign last week. Not only did we surpass our goal, but you helped Amplify Austin surpass their goal and raise over $5.7 million for the Austin area community. It is yourgenerosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!
In fact, your gift will help KLRU provide over 35,000 hours of free, high quality programming in the areas of education, arts and culture and public issues to everyone in Central Texas this year. And we go beyond broadcast: last year, over 50,000 people attended KLRU tapings, screenings, workshops and other events and educational activities. With on-air and online content serving 18 counties, KLRU is one of the only nonprofits in Central Texas with the potential to touch nearly every household, every day.
Your gift is an investment in this community. Thank you for your incredible support.
Now is the time! If you value the work we do every day to tell stories about issues that matter to you,join us TODAY for the second annual Amplify Austin community-wide giving day. You have until 6pm to show your support for the shows we create that share what is special about Austin. And if you’re one of over 16,000 who has already joined the Amplify Austin campaign, thank you!
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!