In 2023 KOPN will reach a significant milestone: the fiftieth anniversary of our first broadcast.
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And, as we celebrate this half-century, we are going to recognize a dream that generations of programmers and supporters have shared: a move to a new home that is fully accessible to ALL in our community--a place where we can continue to provide exceptional programming while teaching and inspiring tomorrow’s broadcasters and podcasters. Owning the station's home will increase our sustainability while decreasing and stabilizing our monthly costs— no rent to pay, no annual rent increases to accommodate, and relief from the cost of maintaining and repairing an antique building that we don't own.
Our Capital Campaign target is $650,000, which we launch from a strong financial position.
Thanks to 18 months of quiet fundraising, our appeal starts with over $320,000 already committed. We firmly believe the campaign goal is achievable because we know how much our community values KOPN as an iconic treasure and an organization that is woven into the fabric of Mid-Missouri.
Please contact Jet Ainsworth ([email protected]) or Diana Moxon, Chair Capital Campaign Committee ([email protected]) if you would like to discuss a larger gift by cash or check, or a gift of stock. And remember, distributions from IRAs and certain other retirement plans donated through a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly to a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization like KOPN can reduce a donor’s taxable income by up to $100,000. We recommend that you consult your accountant or your funds manager to discuss the tax implications of your gift.