WQED Enriches the Community
Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift
By Deborah L. Acklin, President and CEO
WQED and public media do what no other media can do: provide extraordinary multimedia programming for free to the public through television, radio, online, and in the community. WQED can only accomplish this thanks to the generosity of our donors.
Through the power of PBS and local projects and partnerships, WQED educates children and families through a rich tapestry of programming and initiatives on television, on radio, online, and with boots-on-the-ground projects in communities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.
A national leader in education, WQED positively impacts thousands of families each year through our acclaimed Ready To Learn initiatives. Educational projects that WQED leads partner with local schools and libraries to build critical skills and prepare children for school and lifelong learning.
WQED is a legendary television station in the public media world and was the very first publicly supported, community-owned, educational station in the country. It was the television home of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which changed children's television forever. WQED is the creator of nationally-acclaimed documentaries and local programs that examine the world around us, celebrate different cultures, and highlight Pittsburgh and its people. With national attention on the opioid crisis, WQED and Pennsylvania Public Media stations are taking a lead on programming related to the prevention and treatment of opioid addictions, as well as resources available for addicts and their families.
WQED-FM 89.3 is one of the few public all-classical music stations in the country and has been the official media supporter of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since going on the air in 1973. Today, the radio station highlights local musicians, composers, and groups that may not otherwise get exposure. WQED-FM exports the Pittsburgh Symphony through Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, which is produced by WQED-FM and distributed through Public Radio International to more than 100 stations nationwide.
Community is at the heart of WQED. Your support continues the legacy of the first families who donated $2 each to get WQED on the air in 1954. WQED celebrates our 65th anniversary this year, and with your support, we hope to benefit the community for many years to come. Explore the giving options highlighted on our Planned Giving website and contact Jui Joshi at (412) 622-1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the choices that best meet your interests. Thank you for being a part of the community that sustains and strengthens WQED!
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