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.
2019-2020 WSRE-TV Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Hal George, Chair
Lusharon Wiley, Ed.D, Vice Chair
Chip Wood, Secretary
Becca Boles, Past Chair
Laura Shaud, Treasurer
Bob Culkeen, Executive Director
Dr. Paul Glisson
Dr. Troy Tippett
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.
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 quarterly 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.
Fund Development Committee
Fundraising is an overall board function; however, the Fund Development Committee will assist the Board by vetting station programs and events for opportunities to engage sponsorship opportunities.
All meetings are in the Development Department take place a week prior to the scheduled Foundation Board meetings, unless otherwise noted.
Capital Campaign Committee
The first combined cabinet & committee meeting will be: Wednesday, September 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Pensacola State College Executive Conference Room, Building 7.
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.