WUCF TV seeks $298K in year-end fund drive
TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, seeks $298,000 in its yearend fundraising campaign.
The drive started Saturday and continues through Dec. 15.
WUCF hopes to move viewers to give with such specials as “Aretha Franklin Remembered,” “Sesame Street 50 Years and Still Sunny” and “A Classic Christmas.” Gavin MacLeod (“The Love Boat”) and Marion Ross (“Happy Days”) host the last one, which features performances by Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mathis and many others.
The specials this week include “An Intimate Evening With David Foster,” featuring the Grammywinning producer, at 8 p.m. Tuesday; “Equus: Story of the Horse” from “Nature” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; and “Ken Burns: Country Music” at 9 p.m. Friday. Kathy Mattea hosts that last program, which examines the making of the documentary series that premiered in September.
Viewers’ donations help pay for longtime PBS favorites, such as “Masterpiece,” “Frontline” and “Antiques Roadshow.” The donations also pay for local programs, such as “NewsNight” and “Central Florida Roadtrip.”
“WUCF is able to be Central Florida’s storyteller through the ongoing support of the community,” Phil Hoffman, the staWUCF
Central Florida for summer classes after spending six weeks in Amsterdam for an internship, her boyfriend said. She had also taken a position on the executive board for UCF’s Knight-Thon, which raises money for Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.
A vigil on UCF’s campus drew dozens of people clad in purple, her favorite color. She was remembered as a selfless person who was enthusiastic about philanthropy. A fundraising page set up by her family after Harrell’s tion’s executive director, said in a statement. “We hope that in this giving season you will consider supporting the station and all the programs you love.”
Donors have a chance to win tickets to live shows that will play in the region. Those include Celtic Woman Ancient Land Tour, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood — Live, Wild Kratts Live 2.0, David Foster: Hitman Tour and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
death has raised $20,000 for Arnold Palmer Hospital.
After his release from jail on bail, Hasan told WFTV-Channel 9, “I wish I could take everything back. And I hope they forgive me in their heart.”
The WUCF TV fundraising drive runs through Dec. 15.