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$500,000 Gift From Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation Helps Accelerate CPR’s Multi-Year Vision of Growth

Centennial, Colo. October 1, 2019 Colorado Public Radio (CPR) recently received a $500,000 grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation to support the expansion of CPR News. This transformational gift has made the Foundation a lead investor in CPR’s mission to become the home institution for Colorado news.

CPR announced a multi-year vision of growth in July of 2018, and has since added regional reporters throughout Colorado, acquired the local-news site Denverite, welcomed its first Washington D.C. based correspondent and created an investigative team. In addition, the organization will move its entire CPR News operation within a few blocks of the state capitol in Denver later this year.

“CPR News is continually growing to meet the news needs of Colorado,” said CPR’s President & CEO Stewart Vanderwilt. “We are incredibly grateful for the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and their generous gift, which will help accelerate our goals to bring trusted and impactful news to communities across the state.”

For more than 20 years, The Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation has invested in Colorado’s future through partnerships and grants that support that state’s youngest children and their families.

“We fund early childhood programs, but sometimes a project outside of our focus is so compelling that we make an exception to our own rules. This is one of those projects,” said Executive Director Susan Steele. “In today’s world, the need for reliable, accurate news is more pronounced than ever. The Buell Foundation is excited and proud to support the expansion of CPR News in Colorado.”

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Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations.

CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.

CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.

Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.

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