Iowa PBS Honored by PBS Development Award Recognition

The 2016 PBS Development Awards were presented during the annual Public Media Development and Marketing Conference in Boston, Massachusetts last week. PBS Development Awards recognize member stations for outstanding corporate support, membership, philanthropy and special achievement efforts in local communities. IPTV earned an Honorable Mention in the Philanthropy Award Category.

“On behalf of the entire PBS system, I congratulate the recipients of this year’s PBS Development Awards,” said Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO. “Our development community is the backbone of the public media system, enabling our work in service of the American people.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our successful planned giving program, but the award really belongs to our members helping us to ensure that IPTV can continue to deliver on our mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans,” said Susan Moritz, President of the Friends of IPTV Foundation. “These gifts provide the Friends Foundation long-term financial security, thus ensuring that IPTV will be enjoyed by generations to come.”

The Philanthropy Award recognizes successful fundraising efforts that directly strengthen a station’s financial sustainability. IPTV was recognized for its Super Heroes! program, which focused on increasing the number of charitable will bequests to the station through a coordinated mailing as a part of National Estate Planning Awareness Month.