Five years ago, a feasibility study recommended that The Campaign for tpt aim to raise $15 - 17 million. When the campaign committee met, they stretched that goal to $20 million. After extraordinary support from a number of lead gifts, the committee set a new target of $30 million. In June we celebrated having reached the $37 million mark. Thank you donors and community partners for all you have done to make The Campaign for tpt a success.
"I have always believed that public broadcasting should "fill in the gaps" of topics and services not provided by commercial broadcasting. The MN Channel fulfills that mission perfectly. The MN Channel is a tremendous addition and an essential service to the entire state."— Douglas Shambo II, Viewer on the Power of Public Television & tpt MN
"What continues to set PBS apart is our focus on developing innovative ways to keep children engaged with our educational content, such as taking our linear television video and making it come alive online by inserting interactive educational games into the video."— Jason Seiken, SVP, Interactive, Product Development and Innovation, PBS
"We are literally seeing a new life stage emerge in America, and like with any transition, people need trustworthy information and perspective to plan for and navigate it. PBS reaches 59 percent of the 50+ population every month on television. This initiative will help those of us in our 50+ years shape the most meaningful and vibrant life possible."— Jim Pagliarini, President and CEO, Twin Cities Public Television (tpt).
"I never knew tpt had so many programs for people my age who like the things I do – like local artists, musicians and cooking and travel shows that I can watch online at www.tpt.org. Through tpt ON DEMAND, I can watch these programs on my laptop when/where it is most convenient for me."— Allison Kelly, University of Minnesota
"Arts, like tpt, are hidden – these are commendable plans for a dynamic public face... thank you for emphasizing the public in public television."— Member of a neighborhood arts group discussing tpt's potential renovations
"There is quality you can't find anywhere else... We feel we should be as generous as we can be in order to continue tpt, not only for ourselves and our preferences, but for our grandchildren."— Terry Saario and Lee Lynch, Members of tpt's Visionary Society
Questions? Want Additional Information?
Contact Melinda Hoke, VP Development at 651-229-1240 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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