On Wednesday June 24, 2020, from 6 AM to 9 PM CKUA will host our first LIVE One-Day Double Your Dollars Event!
A generous donor, Brian Beresh, has gifted us $25,000 and is happy to help us motivate others to support CKUA. Brian will match all new donations that come in on June 24, up to a maximum of $25,000!
“Well, I started listening to CKUA in 1980,” Beresh tells us. “There were several stations to select from at the time but I found myself radiating closer and closer to CKUA and its values.
“What I really cherish is the fact that this station is unique in that it is not under state control, influence, and it is not mandated by corporate demands that other stations have,” he adds. “Rather, it provides the most unique arts medium that one can imagine. I’m particularly impressed that CKUA offers great diversity and a tolerance for a variety of views and art-forms.
“Quite frankly, it’s refreshing because sometimes in this world, those qualities are in short supply.”
Brian’s goodwill is particularly timely. Despite the success of our Spring Campaign, CKUA’s advertising and other revenue sources, including facility rentals, have been severely impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in losses of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Even after having made significant budget corrections, CKUA will not be sheltered from what many economic experts foresee as continuing economic hardship and devastation in our sector–factors which may occur much longer than so many of us anticipated. And so, we feel fortunate for an opportunity to present another DYD day.
Would you like to take part in this? Here’s how to donate:
Visit our Donations page or text the number 456-78 with the message, CKUA, and choose to donate $5 or $25!
A reminder that our CKUA Edmonton HQ remains closed due to the pandemic. As a result, we cannot accept donations over the phone.
If you’re thinking about making a donation, plan to take advantage of this special Double Your Dollars Day where your $25 magically becomes $50 thanks to Brian. And just because we can, if you donate now and anytime before 9 PM on June 24, we’ll double it!
As always, thank you for supporting CKUA!