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Thank You for a Goal-breaking Give to Lincoln Drive!

Thank You for a Goal-breaking Give to Lincoln Drive!

KZUM received over 400 donations via between May 1 and Give To Lincoln Day on May 18, totaling $36,173.70 in funds that are eligible to be matched by a percentage of the challenge match pool provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation and its partners. What’s more, KZUM came in at number one on the leader board for most donations made!

During the fund drive in the week overall, the station raised $38,332.60. We are incredibly grateful to the Lincoln community and to those outside of the city, state and even the country who donated to KZUM this drive. You helped the station past our goal of raising $30,000 to stay on track for our fiscal-year end goal of raising $300,000 by September 30 to remain qualified for Corporation for Public Broadcasting funding.

This year’s Give To Lincoln Day set a new fundraising record, with $3,693,306.55 raised for over 300 Lancaster County nonprofits, by over 17,000 donors.

Lincoln Community Foundation President Barbara Bartle released the following statement:
“Once again, we see how generous our city is. Thanks to our remarkable donors, match pool sponsors, and media partners, our local nonprofits will have funding to continue their good work. When we first held Give to Lincoln Day in 2012, giving days were a new concept nationally. We are thrilled with how Lincoln citizens truly embraced the opportunity to impact so many lives. Give to Lincoln Day is about the heart of our city, and Lincoln clearly has a very big heart.”

Listen to Clover Frederick, vice president for marketing at the Lincoln Community Foundation, discuss Give To Lincoln Day on KZUM’s “Human Services Connections”

This was the second of three week-long fund drives for KZUM in 2017. For the first time, the effort combined KZUM’s Give To Lincoln Day fundraising and summer fund drive into one event. And you came through. Thank you to the best listeners in the world for supporting local radio in Lincoln!

If you missed out, there is still time to support KZUM with your contribution here on our website.


May 8th, 2017

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