KMVT15 ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
New Digital Equipment to Replace Obsolete Analog Systems
Mountain View, Calif. – December 20, 2012 – Thanks to the early generosity of volunteers, community members and local city governments, KMVT15 Silicon Valley Media & Television’s capital campaign to upgrade its studios and remote equipment is well underway. On December 12, 2012, KMVT15 provided a sneak peek at its new digital equipment during its annual holiday gathering for the community.
As the local nonprofit community media center, KMVT15 provides television services to Mountain View, Los Altos, Cupertino, Sunnyvale and Foster City. KMVT15’s mission is to provide media education, hands-on training, and civic engagement. It serves as a resource to narrow the digital divide through the use of technology, and provides the community with the tools to create media and utilize technology in a socially responsible manner.
Designed to benefit the entire community, the goal of KMVT15’s Go Digital! Capital Campaign is to raise $500,000 to upgrade its studios and remote equipment from analog to digital over the next two years. In the first year of the campaign the organization successfully raised $125,000. The first grant funds were provided by the City of Los Altos, and the second round of grant funds was provided by the City of Cupertino. Other generous gifts continue to come from volunteers and local community members.
“I’m delighted that Los Altos was the first organization to support the KMVT15 Go Digital! Capital Campaign”, Los Altos City Councilwoman Val Carpenter stated. “The Los Altos City Council voted unanimously to provide $65,000 in funding to bring their facility and equipment into the digital age.”
“KMVT is a valuable community resource and the Cupertino City Council was proud to support their efforts to “go digital” and increase the ways that their content can be delivered in today’s multi-media world.” expressed, Orrin Mahoney, Cupertino Mayor
“The Go Digital! Campaign is off to a great start. KMVT15 is looking to the larger community for their generous support to reach our goal of being a fully-digital facility as well as one of the most accessible public media forums of our time, tailored to our community’s needs,” said Shelley Wolfe, Executive Director of KMVT15. “After the holidays, KMVT15 plans to host a series of open houses for the community to come in and learn more about the resources that exist.”
Contributions to the KMVT15 Go Digital! Capital Campaign are tax-deductible and may be made online at www.KMVT15.org or by mailing a check to KMVT15 Community Television, 1400 Terra Bella Avenue, Suite M, Mountain View, CA 94043.
KMVT15 Silicon Valley Media & Television is a deeply cherished institution, providing training in video production, media literacy, and a voice for local residents for the last 30 years. With updated equipment KMVT can provide industry leading program opportunities and garner more partnerships within the community, with programs designed to offer on-location and multilingual training, including afterschool programs around the community, programs developed to assist veterans in communicating through positive media, job skills training for the underemployed and unemployed, and hands-on experience to provide a voice for underserved populations.
Your gift today is fully tax deductible as per California state law. KMVT is a 501(c)(3) non -profit organization, ID#77-0206286.
Please contact KMVT's Executive Director, Shelley Wolfe for more giving opportunities.
If you would like to learn more about the Go Digital! Capital Campaign click here.
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