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CPR builds leadership in philanthropy and marketing

New Leadership Will Advance CPR's Long-Term Growth Initiatives

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Oct. 11, 2010) – Colorado Public Radio (CPR), the state’s only two-channel news and classical music network, recently hired Tara Friedman as director of philanthropy and promoted Jennifer Flatt to director of marketing.

Friedman brings to her role at CPR more than 10 years of experience in philanthropy in Colorado. She will develop and execute strategies to build financial support for the news, information and classical music that CPR provides to the Colorado community.

“The ongoing support we receive from listeners, businesses and major donors makes CPR's quality programming possible,” said CPR Vice President of Development Sue Coughlin. “Tara's leadership will be instrumental to our work maintaining current levels of support and building relationships with individual donors who can make significant, long-lasting contributions.”

Leading up to her position at Colorado Public Radio, Tara Friedman worked for the University of Colorado Foundation, Community Shares of Colorado, and Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. In her previous position as director of major and planned gifts at Planned Parenthood, Friedman solicited and secured six-figure gifts and played a major role in the successful completion of a $10-million comprehensive campaign. Friedman holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Colorado.

Jennifer Flatt, who has been with Colorado Public Radio for six years, was promoted from marketing manager. As the director of marketing, she becomes responsible for execution and supervision of day-to-day marketing and public relations initiatives.

“A natural collaborator and leader, Jenny will continue to be instrumental in emphasizing strategic communications for CPR's overall business objectives, including audience growth, classical music education and outreach, and fund development support,” said Bob Schenkein, CPR's vice president of marketing.

Flatt has over a decade of experience in nonprofit communications and marketing. She started her career at the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Fla., followed by three years working with The Colorado Symphony in marketing and development. She joined Colorado Public Radio in 2004 and has held a primary role in communications and community outreach throughout. Flatt received a bachelor's degree in art history from Vassar College.

CPR Director of Philanthropy
Tara Friedman

CPR Director of Marketing
Jenny Flatt

Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides 24-hour, in-depth news and classical music to approximately 480,000 listeners each week (Source: Arbitron, Fall 2009). More than 90 percent of CPR's funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses, and foundations.

Colorado Public Radio In-Depth News: Denver 90.1 FM and 1340 AM, Boulder 1490 AM, Pueblo 1230 AM, Vail 89.9 FM, Grand Junction 89.5 FM, Montrose / Craig / Parachute 88.3 FM, Gunnison 88.5 FM, Ouray 91.5 FM, Meeker / Rangely 91.1 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

Colorado Public Radio Classical Music: Denver 88.1 FM, Boulder 99.9 FM, Pueblo 91.9 FM, Colorado Springs 94.7 FM, Glenwood Springs 90.5 FM, Aspen 101.5 FM, Western Slope 103.3 FM, Dove Creek 88.7 FM, Gunnison 89.1 FM, Cortez 102.5 FM, Crystal River Valley / Old Snowmass 93.9 FM, Thomasville 93.7 FM, and online at www.CPR.org.

View a map of CPR's in-depth news and classical music stations statewide.