Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.

The mission of the Friends of Idaho Public Television, Incorporated, is to assist Idaho Public Television in securing financial support, publicizing services and ascertaining needs from the communities we serve. The Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and has a Board of Directors comprised of individuals from across our service areas. The Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc. also solicits funds for the Idaho Public Television Endowment, which funds the creation and acquisition of IdahoPTV programming and capital equipment.

 History Overview

In 1975 the Friends of KISU was formed.
In 1977 the Friends of KAID was formed.
In 1977 the Friends of KUID was formed.
In 1985 the Idaho Public Television Foundation was established as a non-profit organization and was incorporated under the laws of the State of Idaho.

On March 27, 2008, the Idaho Public Television Foundation, Inc., together with the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KAID/KIPT, Inc.; the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KISU, Inc.; and the Friends of Idaho Public Television, KUID/KCDT, Inc. came together as one unified organization. Also on this date, the Idaho Public Television Foundation, Inc. was renamed Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.

Organizational Structure

The Friends of Idaho Public Television's Board of Directors is structured with the following standing committees: Advocacy, Board Development, Endowment, Executive, Marketing/Development, and Friends Councils.

Meetings

The IdahoPTV Friends Board meets four times per year in various regions around the state. Its meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meetings:

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific), hosted at the IdahoPTV Boise station (info) and videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Moscow station and the IdahoPTV Pocatello station.
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific), hosted at the IdahoPTV Pocatello station (info) and videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Boise station and the IdahoPTV Moscow station.
  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mountain/10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific), hosted at the IdahoPTV Boise station (info) and videoconferenced with the IdahoPTV Moscow station and the IdahoPTV Pocatello station.

Annual Reports

2012 (PDF)
2011 (PDF)
2010 (PDF)
2009 (PDF)
2008 (PDF)
2007 (PDF)
2006 (PDF)
2005 (PDF)

More IdahoPTV Reports and Docs

Contact Information

Friends of Idaho Public Television, Inc.
1455 N Orchard St.
Boise ID 83706
208-373-7330
friendsboard@idahoptv.org

Executive Committee

Roger Grigg, President
Katherine Moriarty, First Vice President
Byron Defenbach, Second Vice President
Joy Fisher, Treasurer
Sheri Freemuth, Secretary

Current Directors

Doug Balfour, Pocatello
Diane Bilyeu, Pocatello
Gail Bray, McCall
Michelle Britton, Coeur d'Alene
Eve Chandler, Boise
Byron Defenbach, Boise
Jerry Evans, Boise
Joy Fisher, Moscow
Sheri Freemuth, Boise
John Goffinet, Orofino
Ronald Graves, Boise
Roger Grigg, Coeur d'Alene
Jim Hammond, Coeur d'Alene
Bev Harad, Boise
David Hill, Idaho Falls
Carolyn Lodge, Boise
Mark Lupo, Pocatello
Judy Meyer, Hayden
Katherine Moriarty, Idaho Falls
Martin Peterson, Boise
Ron Pisaneschi, Boise (Ex Officio)
Perry Pleyte, Bliss
Erna Rhinehart, Coeur d'Alene
Roy Schiele, Boise
Bob Schreiber, American Falls
Marilyn Shuler, Boise
Bob Sonnichsen, Boise
Bill Stratton, Pocatello