American Public Media receives its largest gift ever

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American Public Media announced Wednesday that it and its network Minnesota Public Radio received a $10 million gift, the largest single donation in its history.

The gift was made by an anonymous donor with no restrictions on its use. The network plans to use the money for two initiatives: “investments in transformational technology that accelerates digital program growth and enables us to build new relationships with our audiences” and “new music programming on all platforms, audience development and our growing initiatives focused on music in the schools,” according to an APM spokesperson.

“We’re humbled and deeply grateful for the confidence this special donor has in MPR and APM and in our potential to serve more Minnesotans and more Americans,” said Jon McTaggart, president and CEO Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media. “This generous gift is a testament to the vital service that public radio provides, and it’s a magnificent investment in the future of our work. We hope this gift inspires other donors to support their local public radio stations across the country.”

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