Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network Receives
$250,000 Grant From Newman's Own Foundation
Funding Will Support On-Air Membership Challenges and Programming on CPTV and WNPR
The grant to CPBN will be used to encourage CPTV and WNPR audiences to donate to the stations with the incentive that donations will be matched, dollar-for-dollar with the funds provided by Newman’s Own Foundation, thereby doubling their contribution. The grant will also support quality educational programming on CPTV and WNPR.
Upon learning of the generous grant,Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of CPBN, stated, “It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized by Newman’s Own Foundation for the role we play in Connecticut, providing outstanding programs and services to our diverse audiences. The long-standing relationship between CPBN and Newman's Own Foundation demonstrates their commitment to supporting community outreach and CPBN's mission now and into the future.”
“Paul Newman believed that the independent voice played a critical role in making our world a better place,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “He was a strong supporter of public broadcasting, and we are proud to maintain that support through our funding of CPBN.”