Capital Campaign

The people who make up WCNY — the staff, the members, the volunteers, the donors — are caretakers of your public broadcasting company. We are charged with the responsibility of making sure public broadcasting flourishes. You can help.

Much has changed in television since WCNY’s founders first threw the switch to begin broadcasting nearly 50 years ago. What began as a single radio station and a single television channel serving a few hundred thousand has grown into a public media company with four digital television channels, three radio stations and a magazine serving 1.8 million people in 19 counties.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, but we have a lot of work to do. Make a contribution to support the Campaign for WCNY to fund our new Broadcast and Education Center. Together, we can ensure WCNY and public broadcasting are around to educate, entertain and inspire generations to come.

To learn more, please contact Tom Burton, vice president of development, at (315) 453-2424 or send him e-mail using the form below.

Capital Campaign Contact Form

Education Center

The 10,000-square-foot Education Center feature Enterprise America, a hands-on program for school-aged children, who learn how to run a mock city, its businesses, government and other organizations. It’s the first center of its kind to combine New York State’s Core Curriculum standards and the power of public broadcasting.

Joint Master Control

Joint Master Control operates a content management hub that serves all nine New York State and New Jersey PBS station. By sharing master control operations, partnering stations will save more than $20 million over the next 10 years, and serve as a national model for the rest of the PBS system.

Neighborhood Revitalization

WCNY made in investment in Syracuse’s Near Westside and will stimulate economic activity by drawing students, productions and educational services to this re-energized commercial district.

Growth of Your Community Asset

Vibrant new programs like Joint Master Control and our Education Center will provide new revenue streams that will make WCNY sustainable for years to come. An investment in the future of WCNY is an investment in the great community we serve.

Capital projects don’t happen every day – in fact, for the first time since our inception, WCNY is moving to a new home. This presents an opportunity for us to recognize donors and supporters of this move in a very tangible way.

If you see a naming opportunity that interests you, please fill out the form below or call Tom Burton, vice president of development, at (315) 453-2424.