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Iowa Public Television Foundation Board
The Iowa Public Television Foundation Board is the governing body of the Iowa Public Television Foundation. The Foundation is a separate, nonprofit, fundraising entity that aims to foster giving to Iowa Public Television.
Board members are selected from all areas of the state and several disciplines, and are approved by current Board members. The Board is responsible for oversight of Foundation policies, budgets, financials, and the President/CEO of the Iowa Public Television Foundation.
Iowa Public Television Foundation Board of Directors
- Chair: Mary Kramer, Clive
- Vice Chair: Cindy Burchett, Harlan
- Secretary: David Stark, Des Moines
- Treasurer: Kip Albertson, Des Moines
- Past Chair: Jane Bomgaars, Sioux City
- John Paul Besong, Cedar Rapids
- William Brown, Leon
- John Cotton, Spencer
- Kenneth Croken, Davenport
- Corine A. Hadley, Newton
- Diane Crookham-Johnson, Oskaloosa
- Timothy V. Haight, Johnston
- Kevin W. Krause, West Des Moines
- Susan McDermott, Cedar Rapids
- Bill Tubbs, Eldridge
- Cathie Whiteside, Moline, IL
- Chuck Smith, Council Bluffs
- Betty Jean Furgerson, Cedar Rapids
- Gary Steinke, Des Moines
- Molly Phillips, Johnston
News From Friends
Bridging the “App Gap” in Iowa Communities
Iowa Public Television, PBS KIDS, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to work with local partners to offer mobile learning content to children in low-income communities
(Johnston, Iowa) – As a leader in the use of media to advance early learning and school-readiness, Iowa Public Television is working with local partners to provide free educational apps to families in Iowa’s underserved communities. The goal is to give preschool-aged children from low-income families access to PBS KIDS mobile apps at no cost via local community... Read more...
(Johnston, Iowa) – Iowa Public Television has announced its schedule for the 36th season of College Wrestling coverage on the statewide television network. The first meet of the season will feature live coverage of a top-notch match-up as the Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City on Saturday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
Iowa Public Television Staff Recognized with Regional Emmy Nominations
Local programming recognized for excellence
(Johnston, Iowa) -- The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences – Upper Midwest Chapter has announced nominations for the 2011 Upper Midwest Emmy Awards. Iowa Public Television staff members nominated for these prestigious awards... Read more...
TELEVISION’S STATE FAIR COVERAGE
AGAIN SERVES HUGE AUDIENCES
Online and broadcast audiences grew by thousands over last year
JOHNSTON, IA – On Wednesday, August 17, viewers in tens of thousands of central Iowa households watched Iowa Public Television’s Fair 2011 program – tying for the first-place spot in a recent coincidental study by Nielsen Media Research. This year’s viewership numbers represent an increase of 4,000 households. The study sampled the Des Moines-Ames market.... Read more...
Friends/The Iowa Public Television Foundation
Created in 1969, Friends/The Iowa Public Television Foundation is committed to the development, growth and support of IPTV through the building of a strong statewide membership base. Our members provide nearly 90% of the out-of-pocket costs of acquiring and producing general audience programming. Because 65,000 households across Iowa and its bordering states contribute to Friends, Iowa Public Television programming continues to educate, enlighten and entertain.