Pat Marriott

Last week’s 1-day December drive continues to have good repercussions. I’ll get to some some comments in a minute, but here’s a message from Food Bank Executive Director Beth Gaglione:

I heard Cleve’s on-air message on Sunday thanking the community for their support of the one-day drive and mentioning the food bank. We are so happy to have been able to partner with you on this drive. It was wonderful exposure for the Food Bank and the work we do every day to provide food to people in need.

Here’s a comment from listener Darrel in Southport:

Charitable giving in North Carolina is down compared to last year. 

Recently we received some good news from a national benchmarking study: WHQR is one of the leading stations in the country in both effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising. A couple of charts illustrating these trends are worth at least a thousand words each: