IRVING, TX (Dec. 16, 2021) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WNCT-TV (WNCT 9), the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Greenville, North Carolina, and the surrounding area, announced today that the Foundation will donate $5,000 to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville.
As the state’s museum devoted to science and nature, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in central Raleigh is the largest institution of its kind in the Southeastern United States and, with over a million visitors a year, the state’s most visited museum. Its 300,000 square-foot downtown campus is augmented by Prairie Ridge Ecostation and satellite facilities in Whiteville, Greenville, and Contentnea Creek, North Carolina. Together, they provide a variety of curriculum-focused classes onsite, offsite, outdoors, and online for pre-kindergarten through graduate students across the state. WNCT 9’s Vice President and General Manager, Amy Doane, recently joined the board of directors for A Time For Science, which funds and operates both Eastern Carolina branches of the museum.
“The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville and Contentnea Creek is passionate about providing quality science education opportunities and experiences to people across Eastern North Carolina,” said Emily Jarvis, Head, Greenville and Contentnea Creek Branches, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. “Covid 19 has put a tremendous strain on the organization and has required creativity and endurance from the staff and board to ensure that we continue to be a resource for families during these trying times. This generous contribution will help us continue doing what we do best, getting people doing science, experiencing nature, and having fun!”
Commenting on the donation, Amy Doane, Vice President and General Manager of WNCT 9 said, “We are so fortunate in Eastern North Carolina to have facilities like The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Greenville and Contentnea Creek. Their locations serve thousands of North Carolinians each year. From weekly public programming, summer camps and field trips, to promoting STEM education, the museum helps learners of all ages discover more about the world around them. Due to the pandemic, the museum has not been able offer field trips to students which has impacted their operation, so we are proud that the Nexstar Charitable Foundation is making this donation. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission and to WNCT 9, and this donation is a clear demonstration of that commitment.”
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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Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Nexstar Media Inc., consists of three divisions: Broadcasting, Digital, and Networks. The Broadcasting Division operates, programs, or provides sales and other services to 199 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 116 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). The division’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. The Digital Division operates 120 local websites and 284 mobile apps offering hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content and creating new revenue opportunities for the company. The Networks Division operates NewsNation, formerly WGN America, a national news and entertainment cable network reaching 75 million television homes, multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and WGN Radio in Chicago. Nexstar also owns a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information, please visit www.nexstar.tv.
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