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Arkansas PBS Foundaion receives HP grant

Posted 27 Jun 2013

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Foundation today announced it has received a technology grant valued at $11,000 from HP. The grant includes 16 Thin Clients and 20-inch monitors and two ProBook Notebooks.

"The new HP equipment will allow the Arkansas PBS Foundaion staff and volunteers to meet our fundraising goals by providing better service to our donors," Mona Dixon, Arkansas PBS Foundaion chief operating officer and director of development, said. "We are so appreciative to HP for recognizing the importance of the quality educational programming and services AETN provides to our state and for its willingness to ensure our continued success.

"We hope this is the beginning of a great partnership between AETN and HP."HP’s donation to the Arkansas PBS Foundaion will be used by hundreds of volunteers who assist with fundraising during the network’s on-air membership campaigns each year. The equipment has been placed in AETN’s Jane Krutz Studio for use with the phone bank for pledge calls.

"HP is supporting the Arkansas PBS Foundaion as it enhances the quality of life and prosperity of the people of Arkansas," Caroline Barlerin, Director of Communications and Global Community Involvement, Sustainability and Social Innovation, HP, said. "At HP, we view corporate giving as an investment in the future of the company and the community, with the wellbeing of one directly linked to the other."

The Arkansas PBS Foundaion raises approximately $2 million annually to support programming costs. A significant portion of the goal is met through on-air membership campaigns, and many programs would not be available without viewer donations.

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.