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IdahoPTV Friends, Foundation Groups To Unify

September 10 2007 by Peter Morrill

These are exciting times for the Friends and Foundation boards of Idaho Public Television. During the past 18 months, board members of the three regional Friends of IdahoPTV organizations and the Idaho Public Television Foundation have discussed how they can better serve the long-term needs of IdahoPTV.

The conclusion they have reached is to unite under the banner of a single board. The configuration would comprise board leadership from across our service area of Idaho and 6 surrounding states. The resulting organization would be called the Friends of Idaho Public Television (working title). It would be the single organization that receives both annual and long term gifts (including Endowment) to IdahoPTV.

To that end, each Friends Board has scheduled a local meeting to consider this plan of merger with the Foundation (view the official notice). The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Friends of Idaho Public Television, KAID/KIPT, Inc., October 18, 2007, 1455 North Orchard Street, Boise, Idaho 83706 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Friends of Idaho Public Television, KISU, Inc., October 10, 2007, Building 62, ISU Campus, East Terry at 19th, Pocatello, Idaho 83209 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friends of Idaho Public Television, KUID/KCDT, Inc., October 9, 2007, Radio/TV Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844 at 5:00 p.m.

In my nearly 27 years working for Idaho Public Television, this has been one of the most exciting and enriching experiences that I've had the opportunity to be associated with. The boards of the four non-profit groups have been universal in their determination to play a more effective role in assisting Idaho Public Television in connecting our services with our constituents.

For more information, please check idahoptv.org or contact Kelly Roberts at Idaho Public Television, 1455 North Orchard Street, Boise ID 83706-2239. Email: kelly.roberts@idahoptv.org. Telephone: 1-800-543-6868.

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