The WSRE TV Foundation was established in 1990 as a private, non-profit corporation that encourages, solicits, receives and administers gifts and bequests of property and funds in support of the activities, operations and capital needs of WSRE TV.
The WSRE TV Foundation promotes and manages Donor Services and other giving programs of the station. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and serves as a direct support organization for WSRE/Pensacola State College under Florida statutes.
Board of Directors' Policies:
WSRE is licensed to the District Board of Trustees of Pensacola State College which meets regularly and has an open meeting policy (click here for trustees' meeting times). The station functions operationally as a department of the College. The station is an affiliated member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The current Board of Trustee members and scheduled meetings are listed below.
Board of Directors' Application:
The WSRE TV Foundation nominating committee reviews applications for the board at least twice a year. If you are interested in serving on the board, please fill out the application and submit it for consideration.
2018-2019 WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Becca Boles, Chair
Hal George, Vice Chair
Mallory Studer, Secretary
Bobby Emmons, Past Chair
Laura Shaud, Treasurer
Bob Culkeen, Executive Director
Dr. Paul Glisson
Dr. Troy Tippett
Lusharon Wiley, Ed.D
Elba W. Robertson
Friends of the Board
Sally Bussell Fox
Pat Mills Benjamin
Dr. Megan Benson Pratt
Dr. Henry “Jack” Pruett
Upcoming Meetings – Legal Notice
Meetings of the WSRE-TV Foundation Board of Directors and its committees are open to the general public. Unless otherwise noted, the Foundation meetings are held at WSRE Kugelman Center for Telecommunications. The meeting schedule below is subject to change. Please call (850) 484-1212 to confirm meeting dates and times or for further information.
Foundation Board of Directors
The WSRE-TV Foundation Board of Directors is a fundraising board which provides assistance to the station’s operations and capital needs. The board is comprised of up to 27 Directors who serve for a term of three (3) years each.
All meetings are in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 4:15pm unless otherwise noted. The meeting schedule is posted below.
WSRE Board members will be participating in a capital campaign workshop on October 16th 11-12pm and October 17th 7:30-8:30am in the Conference Room of Building 7 at Pensacola State College.
The Finance Committee will assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to provide oversight of the Foundation financial statements, and the engagement, independence and performance of the independent auditors.
All meetings are in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 3:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The Investment Subcommittee will assist the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to provide oversight of the Foundation investment advisors.
All meetings are in the Patricia Windham Community Room at 2:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The Nominating Committee will assist the Board by selecting candidates to be nominated to serve on the Board, and presenting their recommended slate of nominees to the Board for approval.
Fundraising is an overall board function; however, the Fundraising Committee will assist the Board by vetting station programs and events for opportunities to engage sponsorship opportunities.
All meetings are in the Development Department following the regularly scheduled Foundation Board meetings, unless otherwise noted.
WSRE Foundation Meeting Change for February
February 12 Cancelled
Nominating Committee 3:30pm
February 21 Cancelled
Board 4:15 – 5:00pm meeting moved to February 22, 11:30-12:00pm
February 22 Added
Board Retreat 12:00 – 4:30pm Location: WSRE Amos Studio
WSRE Foundation Meeting Change for April & May
April 18 Rescheduled
Investment Subcommittee 2:30pmmoved to May 16
April 18 Rescheduled
Finance Committee 3:30pm moved to April 25
Board 4:15 – 5:00pm meeting moved to April 25
April 23 Added
Nominating Committee 3:30pm
Any person who desires to appeal any decision made by the WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors with respect to any matter considered at these meetings will need a record of the proceedings thereof. Since WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. does not make verbatim records of its proceedings, such person may need to independently secure such a record which should include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Pursuant to the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act, WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. will make reasonable modifications for access to WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. services, programs and activities for any qualified individual with a disability. Please call (850) 484-1212 for further information.
Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the event in order to allow WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. sufficient time to provide the requested accessibility.