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WGVU has a long tradition of reaching out to audiences and a mission to serve the public both on-air and off. WGVU Engage works with our Outreach and Community Engagement programs to connect to the community. From Preview Screenings and Events to stimulating public discussion, WGVU Engage is there.

The Mission of the Engage Committee is to extend the outreach of WGVU through local events and programs in an effort to better serve the community.

WGVU Volunteer Spotlight
Jon Helmrich

JON HELMRICH

Jon said, “I grew up in a very PBS-loving family outside Detroit.  Still remember watching the live auctions every year!  When I returned to Michigan from LA, I was excited to get as involved as I can with WGVU Public Media in Grand Rapids.”  

“Well, that has included a lot of fun and rewarding experiences.  I have hosted on-air TV membership drives and auctions; become involved with the WGVU Engage; and the Engage Arts sub-committee which is always interesting and exciting to see how WGVU can give back to the community,” says Jon.  For five years, Jon brought news and events from Saugatuck and Douglas to Shelley Irwin’s Morning Show every month on ‘The View From the Dunes’ and this still goes on with a fellow WGVU Engage committee member.  But, the most challenging and exciting involvement, says Jon, is with the plans for Michigan Hometown Stories.  “The first of these will be on Saugatuck and Douglas and I am working with both the development and TV production teams at WGVU to make this wonderful project a reality.  Serving as the liaison to our local community and working with production as we begin to tell this story is a real highlight of my involvement with WGVU.  WGVU does so much for all of us and it is a real treat to help with anything that makes our Public Media community richer and more vital in our lives” said Jon.

Other volunteer spotlights

ERIC FASSLER GVSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ROB AND CHRIS GEER NOTRE DAME CLUB OF GRAND RAPIDS RON BARKEL KRISTIN ARMSTRONG ALPHA IOTA OF GRAND RAPIDS OHIO STATE ALUMNI CLUB OF WEST MICHIGAN PRIORITY HEALTH CYCLING TEAM SHARON YENTSCH MARCIA DE YOUNG LIZZIE WILLIAMS JENNA PUISIS MARIE BYL JOANN FLOWERS KATY ATCHISON CHRIS MALLEY JOY CHAPMAN BILL AND KATHIE PENDERGAST DEIDRA MCCLELLAND SHONDREKA LOTT KATIE FAVALE JACQUIE LOVEGROVE TELEPHONE PIONEERS NANCY BROZEK KISHEN NEWTON

Thank you to the following sponsors of WGVU Engage

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Inclusion sponsored by
GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs PNC Bank
 
Health sponsored by
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital  
 
Arts sponsored by
Centennial Securities  
 
Veterans sponsored by
On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina Michigan National Guard
 
Education sponsored by
PNC Bank On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina
 
 
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