The superb work of the Broadcasters Foundation of America can continue only when money is coming in; however, the process has been badly disrupted by COVID-19. Now the foundation is asking for our help.
It said it is in need of donations “to counter the loss of funds from major fundraising events that were cancelled due to the pandemic.”
The organization provides help to broadcasters and their families to help them cope with serious illness, accident or catastrophe. Over the years it has put $13 million into the hands of broadcasters who really needed that help.
The group hasn’t been able to hold its Celebrity Golf Tournament, Golden Mike Award or the Philip J. Lombardo Charity Golf Tournament.
A request for aid comes from Chairman Scott Herman and President Jim Thompson. “These men and women are our colleagues, and unthinkable tragedy has left them unable to work. We cannot turn our backs on them,” Herman said in an announcement.
Personal and corporate donations can be made at www.broadcastersfoundation.org/donate. Personal donations can be made to the Guardian Fund, corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be arranged through the Legacy Society.