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3:28 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

WHQR 91.3 fm Awarded a $2,000 Grant from the New Hanover County Community Foundation

WHQR 91.3fm Awarded a $2,000 Grant from the New Hanover County Community Foundation

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR 91.3fm has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the New Hanover County Community Foundation, according to Cleve Callison, WHQR Station Manager. 

The New Hanover Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCFF).

The $2,000 check was presented to WHQR Board Chair David Zumbro and Cleve Callison by New Hanover County Community Foundation board member Ned Barclay and NC Community Foundation Regional Associate Patricia Lawler at WHQR’s Annual Meeting on July 17, 2014. A photograph is attached.

The grant will be used for WHQR’s “emPowering Our Future” campaign, a multi-phase strategic plan for developing WHQR Public Radio. It will serve to strengthen program services, engage the community in everything the station does, build a sustainable organization, and unleash the power of technology to benefit WHQR’s audience and the community.

“The New Hanover County Community Foundation is so pleased to support WHQR, our area’s public radio station.  We hope this grant will enable the station to thrive and continue providing quality radio to all our residents,” said Ned Barclay, a New Hanover County Community Foundation board member.

About the NCCF:

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations, including The New Hanover County Community Foundation, to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state.

About WHQR 91.3fm:

WHQR 91.3fm, broadcasting from Wilmington, is the only public radio station serving southeastern North Carolina. WHQR offers news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse.

Interviews with members of the WHQR Board of Directors and staff and NC Community Foundation members are available upon request.