Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.

The mission of the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Incorporated, is to assist Idaho Public Television in securing financial support, publicizing services and ascertaining needs from the communities we serve. The Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and has a Board of Directors comprised of individuals from across our service areas. The Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. also solicits funds for the Idaho Public Television Endowment, which funds the creation and acquisition of IdahoPTV programming and capital equipment.

 History Overview

In 1975 the Friends of KISU was formed.
In 1977 the Friends of KAID was formed.
In 1977 the Friends of KUID was formed.
In 1985 the Idaho Public Television Foundation was established as a non-profit organization and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho.

On March 27, 2008, the Idaho Public Television Foundation, Inc., together with the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KAID/KIPT, Inc.; the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KISU, Inc.; and the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KUID/KCDT, Inc. came together as one unified organization. Also on this date, the Idaho Public Television Foundation, Inc. was renamed Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.

Organizational Structure

The Friends of Idaho Public Television's Board of Directors is structured with the following standing committees: Advocacy, Board Recruitment, Endowment, Executive and Marketing/Development.

Meetings

The IdahoPTV Friends Board meets four times per year in various regions around the state. Its meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific), videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Boise station, IdahoPTV Moscow station and IdahoPTV Pocatello Station.
  • February 16, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific), videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Boise station, IdahoPTV Moscow station and IdahoPTV Pocatello station.
  • May 24, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific), videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Boise station, IdahoPTV Moscow station and IdahoPTV Pocatello station.
  • August 2016 – TBD
  • November 15, 2016 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Pacific), videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Boise station, IdahoPTV Moscow station and IdahoPTV Pocatello station.

Idaho Public Television Financial Reports

Annual Reports

Audited Financial Reports

Idaho Public Television has an annual audit on its financial reports, which include the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.  All audits are performed by an independent audit team from the Legislative Audit Division under the Legislative Services Office of the State of Idaho.  Each audit is separately reviewed by a peer review committee process prior to the final report.  View audited financial reports here: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/audit/auditsummaries.htm

More Idaho Public Television Reports and Docs

Tax Form 990 for Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.

Contact Information

Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.
1455 N Orchard St.
Boise ID 83706
208-373-7330
friendsboard@idahoptv.org

Executive Committee

Byron Defenbach, President
Michelle Britton, First Vice President
Doug Balfour, Second Vice President
Joy Fisher, Treasurer
Sheri Freemuth, Secretary

Current Directors

Doug Balfour, Pocatello
Diane Bilyeu, Pocatello
Gail Bray, McCall
Michelle Britton, Coeur d'Alene
Mindy Cameron, Sagle
Eve Chandler, Boise
Byron Defenbach, Boise
Norma Douglas, Sun Valley
Jerry Evans, Boise
John V. Evans Jr., Burley
Joy Fisher, Moscow
Jeff Fox, Twin Falls
Sheri Freemuth, Boise
John Goffinet, Orofino
Ronald Graves, Boise
Roger Grigg, Coeur d'Alene
Jim Hammond, Coeur d'Alene
Bev Harad, Boise
David Hill, Idaho Falls
Amy Lientz, Idaho Falls
Carolyn Lodge, Boise
Mark Lupo, Pocatello
Craig Meadows, Boise
Judy Meyer, Hayden
Katherine Moriarty, Island Park
Martin Peterson, Boise
Ron Pisaneschi, Boise (Ex Officio)
Perry Pleyte, Bliss
Erna Rhinehart, Coeur d'Alene
Kristina Running, Troy
Roy Schiele, Boise
Bob Schreiber, American Falls
Bob Sonnichsen, Eagle
Bill Stratton, Pocatello