Neighbors, give yourselves a standing ovation!

You helped raise $10,353,937 for Central Texas
Thank you!

What can we say other than wow! Your wonderful support allowed KLRU to raise over $73,500 in just 24 hours! KLRU surpassed our $60K goal because of your generosity, but beyond that, your participation in Amplify helped elevate the profile of the over 700 other participating area non-profits. Everyone benefits when community comes together.

A big thank you to NetApp whose considerable gift pushed us past our goal in a big way! And again, KLRU is so grateful to matching sponsor Equistar Wealth Management who spurred our flurry of matching contributions! Thank you also to grant sponsor Google Fiber for contributing to our fundraising efforts.

Most Americans have a connection to PBS, from learning lessons alongside Mister Rogers to lavishing in the drama of Downton Abbey. In fact, over the course of a year, 82% of all U.S. television households—that’s 200 million people—tune into PBS. As your Central Texas PBS station, KLRU is that connection.

KLRU’s mission to inform, educate and inspire continues because of YOU. Thank you for Amplifying your only community-supported public television station.

With special thanks to

NetApp

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2 Hours to the Finish Line! Help Amplify KLRU!

It’s Amplify’s Home Stretch—KLRU’s success depends on YOU!
ONLY 2 HOURS LEFT to raise $10,970 and meet our $60K goal!

 

You can make a difference right now! But once the clock strikes 6 p.m., no more Amplify dollars can be counted. KLRU is so thankful for all the Central Texans who helped us meet the Equistar Wealth Management match, and we know we can count on your generosity to help push KLRU the rest of the way to $60K!

Don’t forget, Google Fiber is offering a $10,000 matching grant to all participating education non-profits, like KLRU, until the very end of Amplify! Your gift to KLRU before 6 p.m. tonight equals extra dollars. Don’t let this moment slip away.

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KLRU is a window to our neighborhood and the world—from local productions to national PBS programming. KLRU broadcasts the highest quality education and news content. We entertain. We inspire. And all this content is available to everyone for free. Plus KLRU provides an important space for public voices and public interest, because we don’t have advertisers. When you Amplify KLRU right now, you give a gift to the entire Central Texas community.

Make a gift now, boost KLRU’s race to $60K, and become a public television hero. Not a bad way to end a Friday!

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Only 10 Hours to Amplify KLRU + Google Fiber Challenge!

KLRU has just 10 hours left to reach our $60,000 goal!

Last night 229 amazing donors helped us meet our full $2,500 match from Equistar Wealth Management, raising a total of $32,942! With that, KLRU is relying on you to help us secure $27,058 more before 6 p.m. tonight

Google Fiber is offering a $10,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating education organizations during Amplify’s 24 hours. Non-profits, like KLRU, will receive these funds on a pro-rata basis, which means the more dollars you donate, the more Google Fiber will contribute to our goal!

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With your support, the KLRU Educational Services team combines the power of national PBS youth programming with localized outreach, providing face-to-face support where it’s needed most.

Your gift today empowers KLRU to continue to provide each year:
• 2,800 parents and teachers with hands-on educational workshops
• 100 local events on civic discourse and cultural understanding
• 4,000 children with educational books and digital resources
• 80+ PBS Kids Playtime Tablets to underserved families living in Central Texas

Did you know that KLRU PBS KIDS is ranked #1 for preparing school readiness? That’s right, when you give to public television in Central Texas, the power of your dollars expands with every child that benefits from this station.

If you value what KLRU means to our community, now is the time to give. Take advantage of our Google Fiber booster funds and truly Amplify this community space.

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2 Hours to Double Your Dollars!

Amplify Austin has officially begun!
The clock is ticking. ⏰
KLRU’s goal: $60,000 in just 24 hours!

Make your gift between 6 p.m and 8 p.m. and your dollars will be doubled with a $2,500 challenge match! Equistar Wealth Management has generously put up these matching funds, effectively doubling your gift! Donate now and you’ll help KLRU raise $5,000 in just 2 hours!

 

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The impact of your doubled dollars is a more informed, connected community. Children watch KLRU to learn and engage in a safe setting. Others rely on the thorough, balanced reporting from our PBS news and public affairs programming. Individuals and families across Central Texas enjoy highest quality art, fascinating science discoveries and epic storytelling broadcast directly into their homes.

Your support truly allows KLRU to inspire…to educate… to thrive.

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Grow Your Gift With a Match from Your Employer

‘Tis the season to get your year-end charitable giving in order. One fantastic way to DOUBLE your impact for KLRU is to contribute via your company’s matching gift program.

There are hundreds of Central Texas employers who will match your 2017 gifts to KLRU. Check here to see if your company is on the list.

Your generosity will help KLRU make up the $50,000 we need to raise by December 31. Any dollars you give with an employer match will help us get there in the three weeks we have left. This is the time when you can stand up for public television as we prepare for 2018.

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Thank you for dedication to public television and happy holidays!

P.S. Now through the end of the year, anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift this month will receive our KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more! You can also grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.

A powerful connection with KLRU

Christy Carpenter, daughter of Liz Carpenter and  KLRU Board Member & Former Vice Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, shares why she’s committed to supporting KLRU through the $50,000 Board Challenge Match. 

I cannot imagine life without public television – it provides essential daily nourishment for my mind and spirit. It’s my go-to place to gain a clearer perspective and better understanding of my community and my world. From public affairs to history to culture to entertainment and more – it enhances and enriches my life. It’s like a good friend that I can count on.

The fact that KLRU is not commercially driven makes all the difference. It addresses us as citizens rather than as consumers and focuses on quality rather than ratings. KLRU provides a kind of community glue – tying us all together, celebrating what makes Austin unique, keeping us informed about Central Texas issues and healing us in times of tragedy. Moreover, the station’s educational outreach and area partnerships magnify its impact in ways not visible on the screen. This kind of connection is powerful and unique.

Your donation helps KLRU produce outstanding programming right here such as Austin City Limits, Overheard with Evan Smith and BBQ with Franklin – showcasing Austin life and culture to viewers not only in Central Texas but throughout the country. Your support also helps bring PBS programming to our entire community, reaching all ages, from our youngest learners to our long-time fans.

These are the reasons I’m committed to supporting KLRU during this fundraising drive, and I’m asking you to join me. As a Board Member, I’m pleased to participate in the $50,000 challenge match from the KLRU Board of Directors. For every dollar you donate, KLRU’s Board will contribute the same amount up to $50,000, potentially raising $100,000 for the station during this drive!

Supporting KLRU is a way of demonstrating your appreciation for what makes our public television station so special. Won’t you make your gift today so everyone in Central Texas can continue to benefit from KLRU’s quality, educational and informational programming?

Sincerely,

Christy Carpenter
KLRU Board Member
Former Vice Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Daughter of Liz Carpenter & Fifth-Generation Texan