The Broadcasters Foundation of America Launches Annual Year-End Giving Campaign

The Broadcasters Foundation of America launches its annual year-end giving campaign this week. The appeal asks for tax-deductible donations to provide financial assistance to people in broadcasting whose lives have been shattered by debilitating illness, accident, or catastrophe.

“Our grantees are your colleagues,” said Tim McCarthy, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “They are hard-working men and women who through no fault of their own need our help. Requests for aid continue to increase every year. We cannot turn our backs on those in our industry who need our help.”

Supporting the Broadcasters Foundation of America directly helps your fellow broadcasters in New York. Since 2018, New York broadcasters have received almost $500,000 in monthly grant assistance for a medical illness or critical accident.

This year, the Broadcasters Foundation will award close to $2 million in monthly and one-time emergency grants. Since 2017, monthly grants have increased by 70% and more than 600 emergency grants have been awarded. Over the past 20 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed more than $15 million to broadcasters in need.

“Disaster often strikes without notice and extreme circumstances can deplete a life’s savings quickly,” stated Scott Herman, Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation Board of Directors. “We need everyone in radio and TV to spread the word about the Foundation’s charitable mission across their station and company, in case they or someone they know needs our help.”

More information, including how to make a personal or corporate donation or apply for aid is available at, and by contacting the Foundation at 212-373-8250 or

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident, and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and has been rated 100 by Charity Navigator for solid financial health and received full credit for its program-to-expense ratio.