WOUB Giving Tuesday 2023

133
Donors
106% of 125 Donor goal
$40,120
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An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $700Just for Alumni donors (1949-2002) who gave to The Larry Katz WOUB Sports Student Leadership and Production Fund-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $956Just for Alumni donors (1949-2002) who gave to Neil Mahrer and Sonia Franceski WOUB Student Staff Support Fund

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,350Just for Alumni donors (2003-2023) who gave to The Larry Katz WOUB Sports Student Leadership and Production Fund-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,391Just for Alumni donors (1949-2002) who gave to Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation WOUB Internship Fund in Memory of Jan and Olivia Sole-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,450Just for Alumni donors (1949-2002) who gave to The Doug Drew WOUB Student Professional Development Fund-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Alumni donors (2003-2023) who gave to Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation WOUB Internship Fund in Memory of Jan and Olivia Sole-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,050Just for Alumni donors (2003-2023) who gave to The Doug Drew WOUB Student Professional Development Fund-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,250Just for Alumni donors (2003-2023) who gave to Neil Mahrer and Sonia Franceski WOUB Student Staff Support Fund
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An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni gave $1,608 because 5 donors gaveJust for Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation WOUB Internship Fund in Memory of Jan and Olivia Sole-En

An Anonymous DonorExcited WOUB Alumni gave $7,793 because 15 donors gaveJust for Neil Mahrer and Sonia Franceski WOUB Student Staff Support Fund
About

The month of November is about giving thanks and Giving Tuesday (November 28) gives you an opportunity to support a non-profit you’re thankful for and that holds a special place in your heart. We’re asking you, Ohio University Alumni who worked at WOUB as a student, to give back to the public media station that put you on a path to career success. You started working at WOUB with a dream, and you left with the ability to reach it. Consider paying it forward by giving to any of the student-focused funds for WOUB Public Media listed below. Show your support for the student experience at WOUB.

Listing of Funds

Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation WOUB Internship Fund (in Memory of Jan and Olivia Sole

This fund helps support salaries for student interns to stay on campus over the summers to participate full-time in news gathering and production with their work airing on WOUB television and radio. The fund was established in honor of Jan Sole (1956-2007) and her late daughter, Olivia Gray Sole (1989-2004). Jan Sole graduated from OHIO’s Journalism school in 1979 and worked at WOUB as a radio producer and host of the station’s classical music program for 25 years.

Neil Mahrer and Sonia Franceski WOUB Student Staff Support Fund

This fund provides year-round support, in the form of wages and benefits, for students employed by WOUB Public Media. Neil Mahrer worked at WOUB while he was a student to hone his broadcasting skills and learn about the media industry. The former PBS executive graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused on general speech, TV/Radio and Theatre. He had a very successful career after leaving Athens, serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer at PBS during his 17-year tenure with the organization. Franceski earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and her master’s degree from MIT. She also did her Ph.D. studies at MIT.

Larry Katz WOUB Sports Student Leadership and Production Fund

Former WOUB Student Larry Katz ’77 established this fund to provide general support for sports productions and content produced by students working at WOUB. It will benefit students working on productions like Gridiron Glory, Hardwood Heroes, The Bobcat Sports Showcase, Ace Nation, SportsBeat, NewsWatch and others. The fund will help pay student wages and/or supporting costs including student travel to cover sporting events.

Doug Drew WOUB Student Professional Development Fund

Former WOUB Student Doug Drew ’78 has established this fund to help current WOUB students enhance their skills and take their careers to the next level. The fund brings working professionals to WOUB for workshops and allows WOUB students to attend conferences and meetings to support their growth as media professionals.



Your generous gift during this campaign will show your support for the student experience at WOUB

Your gift matters now more than ever. Thank you for paying it forward!

  • Make a gift here, supporting this #WOUBProud Giving Tuesday crowdfunding campaign.
  • Mail a check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation) to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701; be sure to write the name of the WOUB fund on the check memo line.
  • If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please reach out to Amanda DeWees.
  • Talk with Amanda DeWees about a new, transformative gift to support WOUB and the student experience.
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