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AETN Foundation hosts benefit honoring public broadcasting advocate Jane Krutz for lifetime of volunteer service, benefit supports AETN Foundation's Jane Krutz Volunteer Program Endowment Fund

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Foundation invites the public to a special 85th birthday tribute luncheon to honor Jane Krutz, longtime volunteer and public broadcasting advocate, at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center Thursday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m.

Krutz has volunteered for AETN for more than 45 years; has been awarded the Community Service Governors Award for Volunteerism; has been named Best Speaker in Arkansas by the Arkansas Speakers Association; and has been named PBSs National Volunteer of the Year. Most Arkansans would recognize Krutz as the face or voice of AETN from her numerous appearances during the networks membership drives.

Ms. Jane has been invaluable to AETN since the very beginning without her we wouldnt be on the air, AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. Were fortunate to have someone so involved and outspoken on behalf of AETN and public media as a whole.

Krutz has been an active volunteer and advocate for more than 40 Arkansas organizations. She has served as president of eight Arkansas organizations including the Salvation Army, Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, Youth Council, Nazarene Women Association, PTA, and the Builder Owners and Managers Association.

Tickets to the tribute luncheon are available for $40 per person or a $500 table sponsorship for a table of 10. Additional information and tickets are available by contacting Kristy Garrett at 800-662-2386 or visiting www.aetnfoundation.org/janekrutz. All proceeds will benefit the AETN Foundation Jane Krutz Volunteer Program Endowment Fund. Seating is limited.

The AETN Foundation Jane Krutz Volunteer Program Endowment Fund was created in 2007 to honor Krutz for her advocacy efforts on behalf of AETN and to sustain the Foundations active volunteer and internship programs. All proceeds to the fund are combined and invested. The interest generated from the investments will support volunteer program statewide trainings, communications, activity committees and recognition as well as the Foundations efforts to continually expand its volunteer base and show its appreciation. The AETN Foundation relies on nearly 10,000 volunteer hours annually from hundreds of volunteers from all across the state.

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETNs mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).

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