WGTE to raise funds during upcoming online campaignWritten by Matt Liasse | | email@example.com
WGTE Public Media is looking to raise $25,000 in an upcoming online benefit.
The nonprofit organization will host a 24-hour online fundraiser where every online donation made will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Clement O. Miniger Memorial Foundation. WGTE applied for and was awarded a challenge grant from the foundation last spring.
Donations will be accepted from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 11. Anyone interested can click the “Donate Now” button at www.wgte.org, which will be updated in real time.
As soon as a donation is made, the donor will see the impact of their contribution immediately, Director of Development Lindsay Eberly said.
Donations are 100 percent tax deductible, as permitted by law, Eberly added.
“We hope we can have a successful end to our calendar year,” she said.
Funds raised will go to a number of operations: television and FM programs, local productions such as “Toledo Stories” and “New Music from Bowling Green,” The WGTE’s Educational Resource Center and WGTE’s Early Learning.
“Unlike our other fundraisers that we do that are geared specifically toward television or radio, this covers all of our services,” Eberly said. “This grant makes our day of giving a unique opportunity.”
WGTE is “a center of learning and education for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan,” according to a news release. It was founded as an educational institute in 1952 and offers development opportunities to K-12 teachers and preschool day care providers.