WQED Connects the Community
Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift
By Deborah L. Acklin, President and CEO
Thank you! Community is at the heart of WQED, and you, our donors, have allowed WQED to flourish over the past 65 years. Because of your vital support, WQED is a national leader in education, produces and showcases programs that entertain you and allow you to explore the world, and brings you uplifting classical music for your listening pleasure.
Your generosity allows WQED to harness the power of public media and community partnerships to create and share outstanding programming—free to the public. And our methods are very modern—our programming is now delivered over five television channels, three radio frequencies, streaming online at WQED.org, through our apps, through WQED Passport, and through our social media channels.
WQED, the first educational television station in the country, continues to be a national leader in education. Our acclaimed initiatives like Ready To Learn, our nationally televised iQ: smartparent program, and our partnership with community libraries for the Inquire Within program, help families and children to build critical skills that will allow them to reach their full potential.
Many of you tune into WQED-FM because you enjoy listening to classical music. You also learn about our vibrant arts community because WQED-FM highlights local musicians, composers, and groups and gives them meaningful exposure. Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, a series produced by WQED-FM is distributed through Public Radio International to more than 100 radio stations nationwide.
In 2019, WQED celebrated 65 years of serving the community by encouraging kindness to all through a multiplatform campaign, WQED+Kindness. We recognized Jim Cunningham's 40th anniversary at WQED-FM. We continued the 50th anniversary celebration of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and WQED's building and the Fred Rogers Studio were used to film portions of the Tom Hanks film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
As we gear-up for a 66th year of service, you play an important part in ensuring that our community will thrive. Your gifts, large and small, given today or deferred as a planned gift, are vital to WQED.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, and feel free to explore the giving options highlighted on our planned giving website. Please get in touch with Jui Joshi at (412) 622-1386 or firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss ways for you to strengthen and sustain WQED. Thank you for your loyal support and commitment to wonderful, one-of-a-kind WQED!
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