The MAB Foundation wishes to thank and recognize the visionary broadcasters who are members of the Founders Club.

One way to help ensure that Michigan continues to have a strong pool of talented people eager to enter the broadcasting industry for years to come is through a donation to the MAB Foundation Founders Club. Join us as we create a broadcasting legacy, right here in Michigan.

MAB Foundation Founders Club Levels


Joining the Founder Club at one of these levels ensures the future of the MAB Foundation’s scholarship program. All monies are safely invested and restricted for only scholarship use. This means that all donations to the Founders Club will go directly into securing the future of the broadcasting industry by honoring and supporting our student and future professional broadcasters. Subsequent Founders Club donations may be added to current levels to increase your recognition. Thank you for considering!

How does this work? All scholarship recipients are selected by our partnering Michigan colleges and universities and exemplify the best future broadcasting workforce in the nation. See the current list of scholarship winners at the official MABF scholarship website.


Chairman’s Level - $100,000
This is the highest and most prestigious of the Founders Club level giving the donor two (2) annual and ongoing scholarships to the Michigan college or university of their choice. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years and may be named and designated however the donor sees fit. Donor will have the opportunity to meet with scholarship recipients every year during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo’s Main Luncheon in March. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


President’s Level - $50,000
This is the second highest and most prestigious of the Founders Club level giving the donor one (1) annual and ongoing scholarships to the Michigan college or university of their choice. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years and may be named and designated however the donor sees fit. Donor will have the opportunity to meet with scholarship recipients every year during the Great Lakes Broadcasting Conference and Expo’s Main Luncheon in March. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


Endowment Level - $25,000
This Founders Club level gives donors listing in the prestigious Founders Club, listed to the right, with all donations restricted for scholarship use only. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


Membership Level - $10,000
This amount allows the donor listing in the prestigious Founders Club, listed to the right, with all donations restricted for scholarship use only. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


Benefactor Level - $5,000
This amount allows the donor listing in the prestigious Founders Club, listed to the right, with all donations restricted for scholarship use only. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


Sustaining Level - $2,500
This amount allows the donor listing in the prestigious Founders Club, listed to the right, with all donations restricted for scholarship use only. Amount may be amoritized over five (5) years. Donors will be listed on all official MAB Foundation publications, promotion, website and during any MAB Foundation event. 


Donate online now...or download the official donation form here.

Structured donations are also available through various investment vehicles which offer your company or personal portfolio very attractive tax advantages while helping to preserve and expand the broadcast industry for future generations to enjoy. Donations to the Founders Club may assist active broadcasters in reaching optional EEO requirements.

Whether you are able to consider a Founders Club level contribution or an amount at a different level, your contribution is important to us. It is an investment into the future of our industry.


If you are interested in donating, click here.

Please consider joining us in this venture by committing to the level that best fits your needs and aspirations and contact Julie Sochay or 800.968.7622 for more information.

 

Chairman's Level
$100,000

  • Michigan Association of Broadcasters
  • W. Lawrence Patrick (Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarships) 

President's Level
$50,000

  • The Marks Foundation, WBKB-TV11, WBUP-TV10, WBKP-TV5, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM and WHKB-FM
 


Endowment Level 
$25,000

  • Ross A. Biederman (Leicinger-Biederman Scholarship)
  • Jerry P. Colvin
  • Alan W. Frank
  • Charles "Chuck" Fritz
  • Carl E. Lee
  • Charles D. Mefford
  • Gary A. Reid
  • Mark Waters and Nancy Waters
  • Karole L. White (James H. Quello Scholarship) 



Membership Level
$10,000

  • Elaine Baker
  • P. Thomas Bryson
  • Eduardo Fernandez
  • Jock T. Fritz
  • Bruce I. & Susan E. Goldsen
  • Iacobelli Family Foundation
  • Peter A. Kizer
  • Julie M. Koehn
  • Robert G. Liggett, Jr.
  • Patrick J. Mullen
  • Robert F. Ottaway
  • Tom and Sue Scanlan
  • Willard Schroeder
  • Richard Sommerville
  • Stephen Trivers
  • William J. Wertz



Sustaining Level
$2,500

  • Stephen Schram
  • Louis C. Stokes
  • Michael T. Walenta