Cincinnati Public Radio Ovation Award Presented to Dater Foundation

Published Date: July 19, 2008

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Cincinnati Public Radio
News Release

Cincinnati Public Radio recently presented the Charles H. Dater Foundation with its Ovation Award in honor of the Dater Foundation's abiding belief in children and its generous support of 90.9 WGUC, 91.7 WVXU, and Cincinnati Public Radio.  Since 1996, the Dater Foundation has made 26 grants to WGUC and WVXU totaling in excess of $700,000.  The award was presented June 29 at the Cincinnati Public Radio's annual meeting.

The Ovation Award is presented to persons and organizations in the Cincinnati area that have enriched classical music and the arts.  It is because of the ongoing support of the Dater Foundation that WGUC’s Classics for Kids program was developed and continues to expand. Past Ovation Award recipients include esús López-Cobos, Carmon DeLeone, and Dr. Joseph Steger and the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees.

The Charles H. Dater Foundation makes grants to non-profit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area with the specific purpose of aiding projects that benefit children and focus in the areas of arts/culture, education, healthcare, social services and other community needs. The late Charles H. Dater created the foundation in 1985 to preserve his family’s memory and to ensure that funding for worthwhile community programs would continue. Since then, the Foundation has made over 1,700 grants totaling more than $26 million to a wide range of organizations. The Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in Greater Cincinnati and awarded 112 grants totaling $2,181,100 in the 2006-07 grant year.

Classics for Kids is a program designed to introduce elementary school children to classical music in a fun way, featuring weekly radio programming and a comprehensive, interactive web site. The support received from the Dater Foundation has also enabled WVXU to create and maintain its new Infomatters website – Infomatters is an online destination providing junior and senior high students with information on current events, local government and local history.

About Cincinnati Public Radio ...
Cincinnati Public Radio is the broadcast license holder for 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU, serving the Greater Cincinnati community with the finest in classical music, news, information, and entertainment programming. 90.9 WGUC broadcasts classical music 24 hours a day. It is the only public radio station with an ongoing program to commission new music. 91.7 WVXU became a part of Cincinnati Public Radio on August 22, 2005. The station broadcasts news and information programming from its team of award-winning journalists, as well as national and international sources including National Public Radio, American Public Media, Public Radio International and the BBC. The schedule also includes classic radio, jazz, swing and blues programs.

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