Broadcasters Foundation Of America Launches Annual Holiday Giving Campaign
December 6, 2016 at 10:59 AM (PT)
The BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (BFA) has launched its 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign. As part of the campaign, an appeal letter was mailed to thousands of broadcasters across the country, encouraging individual donations to the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION’s Guardian Fund.
“Our grant recipients had robust careers as producers, managers, on-air talent, engineers, account executives, and more," BFA Chairman DAN MASON said. "Now, through disease, accident, or advanced age, they and their families are in need of our assistance. It is up to us to come together and help them through the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA.”
“It is through the generous support of broadcasters across our industry that we have been able to provide financial assistance to every colleague who has qualified,” BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION Pres. JIM THOMPSON said. “Requests for aid have doubled over the past five years, and pleas for assistance continue to come in every day.”
Over the past year, the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION has distributed more than $800,000 in aid, including nearly $100,000 in one-time emergency grants to broadcasters who were affected by the LOUISIANA floods.
In addition to individual donations to the Guardian Fund, corporate contributions are accepted through the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION’s Angel Initiative and bequests can be made through the its Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call (212) 373-8250.