Founder’s Day of Caring

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. offers paid time-off to every employee to support their volunteer efforts on this special day each year.

About Founder's Day

As the largest local television and media company in the country, Nexstar  Media Group, Inc. recognizes the great responsibility we have to serve our local markets. Hoping to inspire continued volunteerism, we are mindful that such a movement starts at home and will only reverberate from our small acts of kindness in each our local communities.

Since Nexstar Media Group Inc.’s founding in 1996, our journalists have seen firsthand how nonprofits and public service agencies are the heartbeat of every one of our markets. In times of crisis, it is these steadfast organizations that mobilize quickly with supplies, volunteers and bravely serve their community. With this in mind, Nexstar’s CEO, Perry Sook, created the Founder’s Day of Caring.

On the third Friday in June, staff members in all 116 Nexstar television markets receive paid time off to volunteer in their communities. The day is intended to shift our employee focus from being a television station serving the community to our employees volunteering and making a personal commitment by helping those in need within our local communities. Our mission is to give back where it is needed most. By broadcasting stories of local impact and volunteerism on Founder’s Day in each of our Nexstar markets, we are able to inspire our viewers to give back as well.

Past Partners Through the Years

Abused Adult Resource Center Casa Esperanza Erie School District Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department LA Regional Food Bank Partners In Education – Adopt-a-School Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee The Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown
After-School All-Stars Las Vegas Catholic Charities of Wichita Faith House H20 Hero Lansing Nature Center Portland Rescue Mission Second Harvest Food Bank The Clarksburg Mission
Alameda County Community Food Bank Central Texas Food Bank Faith Mission Local Church Habitat for Humanity Local Matters Potter’s Wheel Inner City Ministries Senior Citizens Inc. The Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center
American Red Cross Cerebral Palsy Center of Tri-City Family Eldercare Harrison County Relay for Life Lost and Found Grief Center Presbytery of South Louisiana Senior Games of Pitt County The Friendship House
Animal Charity of Ohio Champaign Fire Department Feed My Starving Children Hatching Hope LowCountry Food Bank Princeton Fire Department SF-Marin Food Bank The Julian Center
Animal Rescue Foundation Christmas in Action-Spartanburg Feeding Tampa Bay Heartbeats for Madden Meals for the Elderly Raleigh Rescue Mission Shepherd Center East The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley
ARISE at the Farm City of Wheeling Parks and Recreation Department Feeding the Valley Food Bank Heckrodt Wetland Preserve Meals on Wheels Rebuilding Together SoLaRebuild Thunderbolt Center
Artspire and the Hunger Task Force of La Crosse Colorado Springs Veterans Association Food Bank Highland Park Central Blair Recreation Commission Memphis Athletic Ministries Red Cross South Plains Food Bank Topeka Rescue Mission
Beckley Fire Department Communities in Schools For Kids Thrift Store Mojo Camp High Hopes Mohawk Hudson Humane Society Red Mountain Park SPCA Unbridled Change
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Community Action House of Holland Freedom Ranch Educational Outreach Humane Society of El Paso Nahant Marsh Education Center Redwood Empire Food Bank Special Kids Special Families United Way
Burleigh County Senior Adults Program Community Clinic Generations Group Home Irving City Animal Shelter Neighborhood House Peoria Refuge Services St. Francis of Assisi Food Kitchen Vermont State Parks
Boys and Girls Club Community Partners of Dallas Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Ishpeming Beutification Neighbors Helping Neighbors Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York St. Joseph Food Program Volunteer East Tennessee
Broome County Humane Society Covenant House Glady’s Porter Zoo Joshua Learning Center New Community Shelter ReStart Augusta St. Vicent De Paul Waupaca Senior Center
Bruemmer Park Zoo Crosslines Ministries Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Joy Junction Homeless Shelter Albuquerque Northwest Arkansas Food Bank Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery St. Vincent’s Food Kitchen Weinberg Regional Food Bank
Camp Farnam Crossroads of Rhode Island Good Samarian Ministries Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes NOTO Arts District Riverview Gardens Star Equestrian Center Wichita Area Food Bank
Camp High Hopes Crusader Community Health Grand Central Neighborhood Kane Street Community Garden Nursing Homes Robeson Co’s Suffolk Meals on Wheels Wiregrass Area Food Bank
Canyon Lakes System Downtown Business Association’s Clean Team Grand Rapids Access of West MI Key Elementary Open Pantry Community Services at Christ Church Cathedral Ronald McDonald House TangoTab – Feed My City YMCA Reach and Rise
Caritas Early Learning Centers of Lubbock Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Kids Aid Backpack Program Oregon Food Bank Ruth Byck Adult Day Center Taylor Jones Humane Society
Carl Lauro Elementary School East Texas Food Bank of Tyler Greater Des Moines Habitat For Humanity Kostopulous Dream Foundation Oseola McCarty Foundation Summer Camp Salvation Army The Arc of Madison County
Carteret Landing Assisted Living El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank Greater Lansing Food Bank LA Flood Love Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Samaritan Center of Syracuse The Banquet


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