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KLCC Public Radio Foundation

The KLCC Public Radio Foundation mission is building support for KLCC as a strong and valuable resource for our community.

Ways to Support
Give a donation today! Or, send your gift to KLCC Public Radio Foundation, 136 W. 8th Ave., Eugene OR 97401. The KLCC Public Radio Foundation is a nonprofit 501©3 organization, tax identification number #81-3487391 managed by a 15-member volunteer board. Contact Ronnel Curry at rcurry@klcc.org or call 541-463-6005 for information.

Additionally, the KLCC Public Radio Foundation accepts one-time gift donations, monthly donations through credit cards and electronic bank transfersstocks, donor advised funds,  distributions from individual retirement accounts, qualified charitable gifts, employer matches and planned/estate gifts

In the past few years, the KLCC Public Radio Foundation directly funded the following key enhancements to KLCC:

  • Added to the news team with full-time journalism fellows and a multimedia journalist 
  • Purchased new digital and radio equipment including a backup generator, recording devices for reporters, and signal boosters for Oakridge, Riddle, and the Coast              
  • Obtained grants from The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics to produce a monthly news series focusing on Oregon's work force, Native American voices, resilience, and natural resources.
  • Successfully launched a campaign to increase local journalism called, Amplifying Oregon Voices.
  • Make financial investments for the future of KLCC.

KLCC Public Radio Foundation FAQs

What is the purpose of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation?
The primary purpose of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation is to fundraise, advocate, and provide community outreach in support of the station and its related channels.

Why was it formed?
The KLCC Public Radio Foundation was formed in June 2016 as a direct result of the 2015-18 KLCC Strategic Plan goals to expand community engagement, assure financial sustainability and enhance organizational effectiveness. 

What role does the KLCC Public Radio Foundation have in sustaining KLCC’s future?
The Foundation plays a key role in the future of KLCC by currently soliciting private donations, grants, major gifts and event revenue. The Foundation board is also planning on becoming the principal recipient of all future private dollars that support KLCC.

If I give a donation to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation, how is it different from my membership donation to KLCC?
A donation to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation differs from a membership donation to KLCC in two important ways. First, funds donated directly to the Foundation will be leveraged to grow additional resources and monies not available to KLCC without an affiliated 501©3 organization. Secondly, donations will be accepted, receipted and managed by the KLCC Public Radio Foundation – an important distinction to help grow resources. A gift to the KLCC Public Radio Foundation will be counted as a membership gift to KLCC. Funds will be transferred from the KLCC Public Radio Foundation to KLCC for operational support on an annual basis. 

Please review the KLCC Public Radio Foundation Donor Bill of Rights. 

What is the connection between the KLCC Public Radio Foundation and KLCC?
The Foundation is a self-governing, independent nonprofit organization not governed by the Lane Community College Board of Education or KLCC. The KLCC General Manager serves on the Foundation board and the Director of Philanthropy serves as the Board Administrator to the Foundation.

What role does the KLCC Public Radio Foundation play in station operations?
The role of the Foundation is to work alongside the station to advocate, engage the community and fundraise for station goals and projects. The Foundation is not an advisory committee and thus does not engage in station operations or program decisions. 

What is the relationship between Lane Community College (LCC) and the KLCC Public Radio Foundation?
The LCC Board of Education, LCC leadership and the LCC Foundation are very supportive of the KLCC Public Radio Foundation. They have been involved in the planning for the creation of the Foundation and work closely with KLCC staff in a variety of ways to ensure the Foundation’s success. Members of the Lane Community College Board of Education and Lane Community College staff serve as ex-officio board members of the Foundation.

Do other public radio stations have nonprofit organizations supporting them?
Yes. In fact, many public radio stations whose FCC licenses are held by universities and colleges often create an affiliated foundation.