Arkansas PBS recently won a 100-day challenge, earning $20,000 for programming expenses from the Susan Howarth Foundation.
The nonprofit was challenged to gain 3,000 members, but gained 3,123 members, during the challenge period.
“New contributions made by our viewers and the grant funds enable us to provide more programming viewers appreciate,” Lynne Rich, Arkansas PBS Foundation Board president, said in a news release. “These programs can make a difference in the lives of children and communities throughout Arkansas. We appreciate Susan Howarth’s life-long love of public media and her thoughtfulness in including Arkansas PBS as one of the stations her foundation supports.”
Before her death in 2018, Howarth established the Susan Howarth Foundation to provide support to the stations she cared about.
The 45-year veteran of public broadcasting served as executive director of Arkansas PBS from 1989-99, was president and CEO of WCET in Cincinnati, and was president and CEO of WEDU in Tampa Bay at the time of her death.