A Message From the President

It’s that time of year again… time to look back and enjoy the year’s accomplishments while setting a course for achieving even greater goals in the year ahead. WFYI enjoyed a remarkable 2017. We launched the new PBS KIDS 24/7 channel; realized our $8.5 million capital campaign goal; held a record-breaking WineFest gathering; hosted several popular events with PBS and NPR personalities; and now we are on the verge of overcoming the administration’s attempt to withdraw federal funding of public media. That’s just a partial list, but I’d say that’s a pretty good year.

Of course, there’s no resting on our laurels. There’s much more to do, more hills to climb. The exciting part is that we know we have you in our corner. Our faithful members, always stepping up to the plate when we need you most. We can’t thank you enough.

As you know, the need never ends. While our recent radio drive was successful, our television campaign continues through Dec. 10, and we’re asking for your continued support. All of the news and programs you enjoy on WFYI television, radio, online and social media would not be possible without your contributions.

People will ask me if it’s difficult to keep seeking contributions year after year. The answer is no. When you understand what WFYI offers central Indiana – award-winning local news and documentaries; engaging educational children’s programs essential to helping kids succeed in school; the most trusted brand in America in PBS – it’s actually quite rewarding to share our case for support knowing viewers and listeners believe in our mission and rely on our service to the community.  Your financial commitment allows WFYI to improve the quality of life in Central Indiana.

So for the final time this year, I want to offer you my sincere gratitude for helping us serve you and our community. I hope this holiday season is filled with treasured memories with friends and family. We couldn’t be more proud to call you part of our WFYI family, and we look forward to achieving more together in 2018.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO