October 31, 2023
BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA
By Leslie Fields-Cruz
We Appreciate You!
In today’s info-saturated world, the thank you note — emailed, snail mailed or delivered via social media — can get lost in the shuffle. But as the executive director of Black Public Media, making time to thank those who support the work of this organization is a responsibility I welcome wholeheartedly.
This is BPM’s 44th season of Thanksgiving. So, I’m sending a shout out to all our donors. Those whose contributions have many zeros after the lead number. Those whose gifts may contain only one digit. Those who share their time and talents. And everyone in between. Together, your generosity not only enables us to nurture, fund and acknowledge Black media storytellers, it inspires us to continue exploring new ways of gathering, curating, producing and distributing this vitally important work.
As you spend time with family and friends this harvest season, know that BPM deeply appreciates the many ways you share portions of your bounty with us.
In closing, I hope those of you who’ve yet to take our community survey will devote a few minutes to doing so. We value your opinions and are better positioned to serve your needs and advocate on your behalf, if you tell us what you want, need and appreciate from our organization.
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BPM is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with further funding from the MacArthur Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. BPM is the only nonprofit that offers training, funding and distribution for projects solely about the Black experience. We welcome foundations, corporations and individuals to help with our work. For more information about underwriting and contributions, contact Alisa Norris (firstname.lastname@example.org).