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Arkansas PBS Foundaion receives bequest from Thom estate

Posted 19 Apr 2016

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation has received a gift of $7,100 from the estate of Charles Thom.

This gift has been added to the Arkansas PBS Foundaion Endowment Fund, which exists to help: cover cost increases for purchasing national programs, fund local program production, and fund expansion of new programs and services while safeguarding against any potential decrease in operating funds.

'We are deeply grateful to Mr. Thom for remembering AETN in this way,' Arkansas PBS Foundaion Chief Operating Officer Mona Dixon said. 'Gifts of all sizes to the endowment help build a solid foundation for supporting AETN's programming and services in the present and for the future.'

Anyone interested in learning more about charitable gift planning and other giving options should contact Arkansas PBS Foundaion Major Giving Coordinator Karen Cooper at 1-800-662-2386, 501-730-9310 or or visit

The Arkansas PBS Foundaion exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundaion builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).