A Note from the General Manager
Thank you lovers of good music for contributing to the mission of Classical KUCO and its network over the last year. We can’t tell you how much we appreciate you. Ahead we face another sobering year as the state legislature has cut deeply into the appropriation for higher education. All programs here at UCO, as elsewhere, will be scrutinized for their value to the university and the community and we can expect, though we won’t know until later in the summer, another reduction in our university appropriation.
We have a unique opportunity this year. In March the Kirkpatrick Family Fund approved a matching grant for the establishment of an endowment through the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. We must raise $100,000 before the end of next February and the Family Fund will contribute an additional $33,000. These funds will be used to grow a permanent endowment to support Classical KUCO and its activities into the future. My plan is to let this money grow undisturbed, reinvesting the yearly interest, for many years.
We offer sincere thanks to the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the Oklahoma Communities Foundation and the Robert Glen Rapp Foundation for helping us improve our physical plant while we sustain operations with our twice-yearly fund drives, operational grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and our business underwriting.
Our fiscal year ends June 30th and all gifts to both endeavors received before then are matchable by the CPB for the 2016 fiscal year. I ask you to consider a gift for the operational needs of KUCO or to contribute to our new endowment. Operational checks may be made out to KUCO or The Better Music Club. Endowment checks may be made out to the KCSC Classical Radio Foundation.
Here’s to another season of great radio!