An End-of-Year Gift means we can do even more

As 2011 nears its end, there were countless successful moments at WXXI this year – from great local productions like RIT Big Shot and the preview of our Frank Lloyd Wright Boynton House documentary, The Next Hundred Years, to essential election coverage, debates and a recent forum on the city’s Dropout Dilemma. We won awards for our television and radio programming, while at the same time set audience viewership records. WXXI was a select station on several national projects including targeted educational grants and expanded Innovation Trail reporting. Our partnership with the RPO on our Education Takes the Stage Luncheon was a resounding hit and helped strengthen our education efforts.

And speaking of partnerships, WXXI and the Little Theatre recently agreed to a long-term formal affiliation, which will benefit both organizations.  We’ll be pooling our resources in a number of areas to work more efficiently.  In today’s challenging environment for non-profits, working together just makes sense! Other public broadcasting stations, especially in bigger cities, have performance venues, but this may be the first affiliation with an independent film house.  In 2012, we have a new promise to keep – that we will serve the community on-air, online and on screen. 

Those highlights only represent a small example of what we have been able to accomplish with your support over the past year. As we look forward to 2012, we have aspiring plans for more programs and events to help better serve our community. Your end-of-year gift will represent a significant investment in those new and on-going efforts. I hope we can count on your support now and in the upcoming year. Thank you in advance – your membership in WXXI makes everything we do possible.

 Best wishes this holiday season!