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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
- Joy Corning, Des Moines
- John Cotton, Spencer
- Kenneth Croken, Davenport
- Corine A. Hadley, Newton
- Timothy V. Haight, Johnston
- Robert E. Jester, Des Moines
- Kevin W. Krause, West Des Moines
- Susan McDermott, Cedar Rapids
- Jim Stanton, Clear Lake
- Dorotha Sundquist, Independence
- Bill Tubbs, Eldridge
- Cathie Whiteside, Moline, IL
- Betty Jean Furgerson, Cedar Rapids
- Gary Steinke, Des Moines
- Molly Phillips, Johnston
News From Friends
(Johnston, IA)--The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) has selected Iowa Public Television (IPTV) as the television provider for its state tournament events.
The three-year agreement will begin with the 2014 Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament championship games. IPTV will also televise the state finals in soccer, softball and volleyball. There are also plans to broadcast seasonal specials that will recap the swimming & diving, cross country and bowling state tournaments in the winter and the track & field, tennis and golf state championships in the... Read more...
The network is one of four nationally to receive funding for early childhood education program
Johnston, Iowa – Iowa Public Television has received an award of $27,500 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to expand efforts to help economically disadvantaged children use technology to increase their early math and literacy skills. This funding, called a Ready To Learn Demonstration Station Sustainability Award, is one of only four awarded to public television stations... Read more...
Funding for Ready To Learn projects will extend services to more schools and reach more children, teachers, and families
Washington, D.C. (June 5, 2013) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) today announced that four public television stations will receive funding totaling $110,000 to support the expansion of Ready To Learn (RTL) projects in their communities. Ready To Learn is a public media education program funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement to support the development of early math and literacy skills for children ages 2-8, especially those from low-income families. The effort funds the development and distribution of PBS KIDS multiplatform content to help kids build these critical... Read more...
IPTV’s KDIN is Most-Watched Public Television Station in the Nation for Second Straight Ratings Period
(Johnston, Iowa)— Iowa Public Television’s KDIN (Channel 11) in the Des Moines-Ames market is the most-watched public television station in the country, according to Nielsen Media Research and TRAC Media Services. KDIN ranked #1 in both the February and May 2012 sweeps... 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.