Thank you for a fast and successful October Fund Drive!
WAMC has completed another Fund Drive, raising $1 million. We started on Monday, October 21st with $700,000 already pledged in a record-breaking Locked Box, helping the drive end by Tuesday, October 22nd, at 7:15 a.m.
On September 30th, we opened the Locked Box with a goal of $500,000, allowing listeners to pledge to the station in advance of the drive. Early contributions help keep the on-air fund drive short, getting back to reporting news as soon as possible.
Alan Chartock, the station's President and CEO comments: "We have the most amazing listeners, supporters, and volunteers. Everyone came together to make sure we keep this station going. I cannot thank them enough."
With the support of The Seymour Fox Foundation, WAMC listeners helped provide people in need through The Food Pantries for The Capital District. With each pledge to the station, The Seymour Fox Foundation helped The Food Pantries provide food for a family of four through the winter months.
WAMC's Senior Director of News and Programming Joe Donahue said: “It is always humbling to see our WAMC community come together to support the radio station as well as food pantries in our region. In concert with the Seymour Fox Memorial Fund, we were able to provide 600 area families of four meals for three months through the Food Pantries for the Capital District. It proves the love and togetherness we feel as a community entity.”
The Adirondack Council also donated Carbon Reduction Certificates to supporters of the drive. Donors to this initiative will keep 200 tons of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.
WAMC is proud to work with these wonderful local organizations during our drives, and will continue to shed light on the great work they do.
WAMC is a listener supported station that relies on your contributions to keep us alive. Our fundraising primarily occurs three times a year: February, June, and October. Each drive has a $1 million goal to support the general operations of WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
If you're interested in finding our more about our Fund Drives, or to donate or volunteer, please contact Amber Sickles at 1-800-323-9262 ext. 133.