General Manager & CEO
General Manager’s Report
There is only one appropriate way to start this message from me to you, thank you! Like so many others, 2020 was a challenging year at KIXE. Nearly all of the annual fundraising activities we depend on each year had to be cancelled, and substantial underwriting losses were experienced due to small business restrictions/closures and public venue event cancellations. Yet, through it all, thanks largely to our valued members, here we are. When we reached out with our year-end giving letters, our members stepped up to the plate and generously answered the call. Normal donations of $60.00 became $100.00, donations of $100.00 became $ 200.00 to $500.00, and many of our $1,000.00 plus donors gave $2,000.00 to $5,000.00. As I personally opened many of these donation letters as they came in, I was so humbled by your gracious support that I couldn’t help but steal a quote similar to that of Sally Field accepting her Oscar in 1984, “You like us, you really like us”. Well, we like you too, and we sure appreciate the help! As we start 2021, we look forward to continuing to provide the north state with quality educational programming, and community outreach and support. I wish you all prosperity and good health in the year ahead.