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[mk_title_box color=”#424242″ size=”45″ line_height=”34″ font_weight=”inherit” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”Work Sans” align=”left”]Jeffery D. Warshaw[/mk_title_box][mk_padding_divider size=”10″][mk_blockquote style=”quote-style” font_family=”none” text_size=”30″ align=”left”]I have been given many blessings in my personal life and my career. Ten years ago, I launched Connoisseur Media and we have grown to 39 radio stations. Then last year, I married my wonderful wife, Wynter. [/mk_blockquote][/vc_column]
As we were planning our wedding, Wynter and I talked about how fortunate we were and how we had a great deal for which to be thankful. We thought about all the money that our friends and family would spend on wedding gifts to show how happy they were for us. But it didn’t make sense. We had so much already, and whatever we didn’t have we could afford to buy.
Then, I thought about the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Across the country, in markets of all sizes, there are broadcasters whose lives have been derailed by unforeseen, tragic circumstances. In most cases the devastation is so severe or so long-lasting, that whatever funds they have in reserve are not enough to make ends meet, or even to stay alive. These are our colleagues, and we all know that bad things can happen to good people.
Wynter and I decided to ask our friends and family to make a donation to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund in lieu of gifts. It was one of the best and most rewarding decisions I have made in my life. We raised $17,000 and made a real difference in the lives of broadcasters who need help.
What struck me though is the effect it had on Wynter and me. We knew we had done something important – we helped fellow broadcasters. We felt good!
We donate annually to the Broadcasters Foundation Guardian Fund, and every time we do we know we are doing the right thing. Please consider making your annual commitment to helping those in our industry who need it. I guarantee you will feel good about it.
Jeffrey D. Warshaw
Chief Executive Officer