ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – Minnesota Community Radio (MPR) has announced it has received an anonymous donation of $56 million – the biggest money present in the organization’s 55-12 months record.
In accordance to the announcement, in preserving with the donor’s specific intent for this contribution, the funds will be used solely to provide YourClassical audiences and deliver technological aid for new media transmission.
“This amazing reward will have a transformative impression on the upcoming of Minnesota General public Radio and the communities we provide,” Jean Taylor, APMG President and CEO explained in the announcement. “By way of the generosity and assist of this donor – and so numerous many others – we will continue on to fulfill our community service mission.”
MPR is a member of the American General public Media Group (APMG), which began as a one classical music station in 1967. Minnesota Community Radio has grown to broadcast on 46 stations during Minnesota. Its 3 regional providers – MPR Information, Classical MPR and The Current – generate programming for radio, digital and stay audiences. Due to the fact it commenced, it has collectively earned approximately 1,000 journalism and broadcasting awards.
A different lasting endowment will be recognized to finest serve the donor’s selected purposes, in accordance to the announcement. Its aim will be to raise national appreciation of classical songs and broaden viewers achieve with new programming and technologies.
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity of this donor,” explained Mandy Tuong, MPR board member, reward job drive chair and president and CEO of Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing, in a assertion. “APMG and MPR are privileged to have donors who believe in our mission and show their assurance in our shared future by means of ongoing financial guidance. As the major classical public media corporation in the region, we are effectively-positioned to carry classical music to a new generation of assorted listeners.”