WTIU does so much for children! It is a major part of our mission. After all, PBS is considered America’s largest classrooms for kids and WTIU airs 6 hours of programming for children each day.
In the spring of 2013 a generous donor came forward with a gift to help us establish a long awaited endowment fund to support children’s programming and outreach at WTIU!
The endowment will spin off 5% of its earned interest each year for spending on programs
and activities for kids. We will be seeking contributions to increase the fund so that the annual income will be a meaningful support to WTIU’s work with children.
The WTIU Children’s Programming Endowment is a multiple-donor fund, so anyone can make a gift. We encourage you to do so. Click on the Give Now button to make a direct online gift:
Or, make a check payable to the IU Foundation/WTIU Children’s Fund. Put the fund account number 37-RTVO-53 in the memo field of your check and send it to:WTIU Children’s Programming Endowment Radio-Television Services 1229 East Seventh Street Bloomington, IN 47405
FACTS AND FIGURES
- 40 hours a week of PBS programming on WTIU’s main channel.
- The Friday Zone has won 5 Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 14 Emmy Awards. It is produced by WTIU and broadcast by 5 Indiana public television stations.
- 90% of viewers agree PBS is a safe place online and on TV for children’s media viewing.
- WTIU gave away 3,500 free books to children in its viewing area.
- WTIU conducted 12 outreach activities for children across the channel’s viewing area.