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WNED | WBFO LeadershipReportJuly 2017

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Upcoming Events September 2017 US Leadership luncheon – details coming soon! September 2017 Canadian Leadership luncheon featuring special guest Don Boswell! Hear about how to support WNED | WBFO through a tax-deductible donation to the CCPTA – details coming soon! Awards for WNED | WBFO WNED | WBFO was a recipient at the 4th Annual Spark Awards in Buffalo, NY, which celebrates those who ignite arts and culture in the community. WNED | WBFO took home the award for Advocate for the Cultural Sector, due to the station's strong commitment to promote the region's arts and culture both locally and nationally. Thank you to the Arts Services Initiative and the Spark Awards committee for this honor Television The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust presented WNED-TV with the Canadian Royal Heritage Award for its outstanding contribution to Canada's royal heritage and history. This award recognizes WNED-TV's commitment to highlighting Canada's heritage through dramas, documentaries and original content. The Trust is a national educational charity, dedicated to preserving, presenting and enhancing the royal heritage of Canada. The award was presented at the annual Canadian Royal Heritage Awards Dinner held at the Arts & Letters Club in historic St. George's Hall, Toronto, ON. Thank you to Barbara Rusch, Recording Secretary and Trustee of the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust for the nomination! Radio We're thrilled to announce that WBFO has been named Outstanding News Operation in radio by the New York State Associated Press, snaring three first-place awards, eight second-place awards and four third-place awards in the annual AP awards competition. This is the fourth consecutive year the Associated Press has awarded WBFO the Outstanding News Operation in its radio class, which covers stations across the state outside of New York City. During an awards ceremony in Saratoga Springs, NY, the AP also honored WBFO in a dozen other journalistic categories, including reporting excellence, newscast excellence, digital presence, documentaries, investigative reporting, news series and use of sound. We've got a new look! The web team has been hard at work over the last several months creating a brand new WNED | WBFO website. The new site, still found at wned.org, offers a clean design with bold imagery. For the first time in its existence, wned.org is now a responsive site, meaning the page content will adjust to provide an optimal viewing experience for those accessing the site using computers or mobile devices. The main goal of the site rebuild is to increase the amount of content which in turn aims to increase engagement. The website features fresh, in-depth information regarding Leadership and Legacy Giving Programs at WNED | WBFO. Check it out today at wned.org! For any questions regarding donor events, please contact Cate Bearss at 716-845-7000 ext. 308 or 1-800-678-1723 ext. 308 or by email at cbearss@wned.org. Canadian donors are always welcome to attend events at WNED | WBFO Studios in Buffalo, NY. If you are interested in receiving future invitations, please contact Cate Bearss.

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