Irving, TX and Chicago, IL (September 12, 2023) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WGN-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Chicago, IL, and the surrounding area, today announced that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the United Negro College Fund Inc. (UNCF). The donation was made live on the WGN-TV Midday newscast and will be used to fund scholarships for students attending a range of historically Black colleges and universities throughout the United States.
UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally-recognized pipeline of under-represented students who, because of UNCF support, become highly-qualified college graduates and to ensure that its network of member institutions is a respected model of best practice in moving students to and through college. UNCF annually awards more than $100 million scholarships to more than 10,000 students and provides significant financial support to 37 historically Black colleges and universities across the country. It also serves as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.
“WGN-TV is proud to once again support UNCF in Chicago,” commented Paul Rennie, Vice President and General Manager of WGN-TV. “The UNCF empowers students to achieve their educational dreams and create a brighter future for themselves and their community. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country in 116 markets is core to the company’s mission, and we are honored that the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation is making this donation in recognition of the deep relationship between Chicago’s Very Own, WGN-TV Channel 9, and UNCF.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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