SEATTLE, WA (CelebrityAccess) – Seattle public radio station 90.3 KEXP-FM has received an anonymous donation of $10 million.
According to the station’s website, the donation is among the largest bequests to a single public radio station in history.
The donor, known only as Suzanne reportedly gifted the money to the station before her passing.
KEXP Chief Content Officer Kevin Cole said: “KEXP is a community-centered nonprofit, and it’s always been powered by individuals who support it in any way they can. Making this gift was Suzanne’s way of helping to secure a bright future for KEXP’s mission to make lives better through music.
“We intend to honor her legacy in every step we take in stewarding these funds. Suzanne’s love of music, her support for artists, her sense of philanthropy and service to the community, and the joy she found in exploration and discovery will live on in the programs and services that are made possible through this amazing and generous gift.”
The bulk of the funds will be placed in a longtime reserve intended to provide seed money for education programs aimed at inspiring younger audiences to engage their curiosity around music. The money will also be used for services and programming for emerging artists, media creation experiences for aspiring DJs and music journalists, outreach activities designed to deepen KEXP’s connections to local communities, and to enhance the station’s digital-content strategy and radio programming.
To learn more about Suzanne and her generous donation visit: https://www.kexp.org/read/2018/4/16/thank-you-suzanne/
KEXP has received its largest-ever philanthropic gift in the form of a bequest from a generous donor. The entire KEXP family would like to express its gratitude to Suzanne for her transformative gift to the organization. Learn more: https://t.co/DFAF53yT7P pic.twitter.com/X7oJGaqXYD
— KEXP (@kexp) April 16, 2018