Broadcasters Foundation Launching Holiday Giving Campaign
December 2, 2013 at 12:16 PM (PT)
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA has launched its “2013 Holiday Giving Campaign.” The campaign asks broadcasters to spread the word about the mission of the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION to those who may need its assistance, and encourages donations and memberships at www.broadcastersfoundation.org, or by calling (212)373-8250.
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION has helped broadcasters and their families remain in their homes and made it possible for retirees to afford life-sustaining medications. The Broadcasters Foundation also has provided one-time emergency grants, including in the aftermath of natural catastrophes such as Hurricane Sandy.
“The goal of the FOUNDATION’s Board of Directors is that no broadcaster’s cry for help should ever go unanswered,” BFA Chairman PHIL LOMBARDO said. “Requests for aid have more than doubled over the past few years and more come in every day. Next year, we will disburse over $900,000 in financial assistance, a 100% increase from five years ago.”
"The pace of incoming donations is lagging behind the requests for aid,” BFA Pres. JIM THOMPSON added. "Our grant recipients are our colleagues -- individuals who we have worked with and whose lives have been devastated by unthinkable circumstances. Aid from the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION can be life-saving, in many cases. I ask every broadcaster to consider making a donation or becoming a member."
To become a member, make a personal donation to the Guardian Fund, or a corporate contribution to the Angel Initiative, please contact the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION at (212) 373-8250, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at www.broadcastersfounation.org.