THREE REASONS TO SUPPORT WHRO'S CAMPAIGN FOR INDEPENDENCE
Reason 1 - Education
School children benefit! WHRO provides valuable services to the 19 school divisions that own the station. We save the schools millions of dollars, and give educators and students services like:
- eMediaVA – an online electronic library used by over 145,000 teachers throughout Virginia
- Online Courses – 22 online courses for high school students
- Early Childhood – each year 5,000 First Books are distributed to children most at need, and 10,000 parents, teachers, and day-care providers are trained to use WHRO programs so children enter school ready to learn
- Professional Development – 12,000+ Virginia educators have taken WHRO’s online continuing education courses in the past decade
Reason 2 - Expansion
WHRO TV and radio is part of the educational, civic and cultural fabric of our community. We recently expanded our radio coverage to better serve you. Now 2.2 million people in eastern Virginia can get the news and information you love.
Reason 3 - Independence
WHRO lost all state funding in 2011. Donors like you are helping us build an endowment so we can continue to provide quality educational and cultural programs to our community, independent of state and federal support.
Your support will ensure that WHRO continues its proud tradition as a leader in public broadcasting and providing educational content. Join the Campaign for INDEPENDENCE.
Jane Batten, a leader in our community who embraces the value of WHRO’s many services which positively impact our lives, has offered to match every gift made to the WHRO Campaign for Independence up to $500,000. Act now and the impact of your gift will be doubled!
Thank you for making a difference!
Wick Moorman, Co-Chair
Barry Pollara, Co-Chair
Bert Schmidt, President and CEO WHRO