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Lakeshore Public Media receives $100,000 grant

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Merrillville-based Lakeshore Public Media was awarded a matching fund grant totaling $100,000 from Legacy Foundation.

Legacy Foundation is a community foundation in Lake County. The grant is part of the Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow program.

“The Legacy Foundation is a key contributor to the efforts of Lakeshore Public Media in community engagement, and we wouldn't be successful without their collaboration,” said Chuck Roberts, Lakeshore Public Media president and CEO, in a press release.

Lakeshore will use the funds to promote child development initiatives in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area. At the core of its initiatives is a six-episode television series, “Building Blocks.” Slated to premiere in September, the series will cover topics such as brain development, maternal mental health, early intervention and family relationships.

Lakeshore plans to produce radio programming and host events to complement the programs. Its free “Learn with Lakeshore” events will offer learning experiences and provide resources for parents. The next event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at Bulldog Park in Crown Point.

“We are deeply grateful to Legacy Foundation for their generous support of our early development initiative,” said Carl Kurek, vice president of development. “The opportunity to match funds will not only be an additional incentive for individuals and businesses to support these efforts, but this will establish long-term funding that enables Lakeshore to create impactful content promoting high-quality early development in Northwest Indiana for years to come.”

Merrillville-based Legacy Foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations in the community and scholarships to high school students. The foundation is supported by individuals, families and businesses. The nonprofit organization was founded over 30 years ago.

Lakeshore Public Media operates as Lakeshore Public Radio and Lakeshore PBS. A nonprofit organization, Lakeshore Public Media has been broadcasting since 1987.


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