was incorporated in 1974 for the express purpose of cultivating
financial support for WLRN Public Radio and Television, which are
licensed to and operated by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
That purpose remains central to our mission. From modest beginnings,
the organization now raises nearly nine million dollars annually,
with a parallel maturation in its capacity to budget, expend, audit,
invest, and conserve those funds, while steadily sharpening its
efficiency as a fundraiser.
originally amounted to simple on-air appeals with the enthusiasm of a
barn-raising now embraces the full range of development strategies
employing direct mail renewal and acquisition, major giving, planned
giving, events management, Web-based giving, and one of the
industry's most successful underwriting sales operations.
major milestone was reached in 2008 with the lease of broadband
spectrum licensed to Friends, for a 30-year revenue stream projected
to total $54 million. The funds form the foundation of a new
endowment for the perpetual support of WLRN.
a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation, Friends is governed by a board of
directors composed of community leaders, and committed to
transparency in all its dealings. In the interest of sharing
information with members and other stakeholders, this website
provides documents pertaining to the finances and policies of the
Fiscal Year 2010 Audited Financial Statements
Fiscal Year 2009 Audited Financial Statements
News - February 2011
2009 IRS Form 990 (Also publicly available at www.Guidestar.org)
2008 IRS Form 990
(Also publicly available at www.Guidestar.org)
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