Businessman's $2 Million Gift Helps WXXI/Rochester Fund Drive Pass Goal
July 22, 2016 at 4:00 AM (PT)
WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING's five year "Go Public" fund drive for News-Talk WXXI-A, Classical WXXI-F, and PBS affiliate WXXI-TV/ROCHESTER, NY passed its goal this week, beating the original $17 million goal with a boost from local businessman TOM GOLISANO, who made a $2 million gift to the public broadcaster. The station says that the funds have been used so far for new radio transmitters, technical improvements to the TV signal, news and documentary programming, cameras and editing systems, and improvements at the LITTLE THEATRE.
“As we prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of WXXI-TV, TOM GOLISANO has helped assure that public broadcasting will be here to serve our community for many years to come,” said WXXI and LITTLE THEATRE President/CEO NORM SILVERSTEIN.
“I am pleased to help support WXXI and its mission to serve the community with high quality programming that features award-winning children's shows, public affairs, arts and culture and more,” said GOLISANO. “WXXI also fills an important role producing innovative, original programming showcasing regional resources that educate, inform, and inspire.”