OUR MISSION |  The Foundation will encourage, support and sponsor educational activities that would include, for example, funding scholarships to students attending Michigan colleges, universities and trade schools, and studying a curriculum that is consistent with the intent of fulfilling this mission.  Read more ... 
From the MAB Foundation Chair
You are Preparing the Next Generation 

For 23 years, the MAB Foundation has helped serve the broadcasters of Michigan in many diverse ways.  Our mission remains to be the premier organization for recruiting young, fresh and talented people into the broadcasting industry through its scholarship, educational programs, and career fairs.
Without financial support from people like you, we wouldn't be able to continue this mission and help secure the broadcast workforce for future generations to enjoy.  Please consider joining us in that mission by donating today
Through your generous gifts, we have been able to offer hundreds of scholarships to high school and college students yearning to become the next generation of superb broadcasters.  We have sponsored award ceremonies to honor the best work in our profession.  And, most importantly, we have held numerous workshops, seminars, and events to continue to educate the best and brightest in our broadcast industry and help prepare those interested in entering this exciting field for the very first time.
For more information about making a donation to the MABF, please contact Jacquelen Timm at 517.484.7444 or
Thank you for your time and continued support!  Let's continue to fund the future of broadcast excellence.

Jennifer Williams
Beasley Media Group, Inc.
2016-17 MAB Foundation Chair
Become a Sponsor

Three Great Ways to Support the MABF
Crystal Mountain is calling! The annual MAB Advocacy Conference, Awards Banquet and MAB Foundation Golf Fundraiser are fast approaching. Don't miss out on joining your fellow broadcasters for this wonderful tradition August 22 and 23 at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville. There are many ways to support the future of broadcast excellence through the MABF at this year's event. Here's three of them: 

1) Put your brand on Crystal Mountain Resort's beautiful Betsie Valley Golf Course as one of our hole sponsors and show your friends that your organization supports the mission of the MABF as they scramble across the links in this fun-filled charity event. 

2) Help us congratulate the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame , The Lifetime of Distinguished Service Award and Public Media Impact honorees by advertising in our Awards Banquet program booklet. Full-color full and half pages options are available.  Learn more about our 2017 award winners.  

3)  Let your support for the MABF shine and become one of our honored  General Sponsors. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze levels are available. 

There are many great ways to support the MABF through our sponsorship opportunities.C ontact Jacquelen Timm at 517.484.7444  for more information. 
Thank You
Your Contributions Directly Help Michigan Broadcasting Students!
 "The scholarship from the MAB Foundation helped to relieve a portion of the financial burden from me and my family, which gave me the freedom to pursue other internship and work opportunities that I wouldn't have had if I returned home simply to work and pay for school. It's also helped in that I have fewer financial worries, which allows me to focus more on my classes and be more present mentally and involved on campus, instead of spending all those hours working a simple job to make up the cost. Being able to afford the time to be involved in several groups and clubs on campus has greatly enhanced my student experience as a whole and taught me lessons beyond the classroom."
Hannah Vogel,  Central Michigan University
2017 Friends of Bill Burton Scholarship Recipient
2016/2017 MABF Student Advisory Committee Member
Scholarships & Student Awards
2017 MABF Scholarship Winners
Thanks to your generous donations, endowments and continued support, the MAB Foundation was honored to present   23 college scholarships  and two high school scholarships in March at the 2017 GLBC Student Awards Luncheon. These scholarships would not be possible without the generous support from our Founders Club and individual station scholarship donors!

Winners of the Coveted Student Awards

College Radio Program of the Year, MSU WDMB-FM

College Television Program of the Year, CMU MHTV-TV

High School Radio Program of the Year, Avondale High School 

High School Television Program of the Year, Rockford High School

Student Award winners crowed into the Lansing Center Ball Room to receive awards in the MABF Student Broadcasting Competition in March. More than 150 attended. Michigan was the first state broadcast association to offer a student awards program.The competition allows students to compare their skills with that of other broadcast programs at colleges and high schools across the state. Its a great way to encourage young people to go into the many different areas of broadcast media for their career. Your generous donations help to keep this program going along with the many volunteer professional broadcasters who judged more than 960 entries. Thank you for you funding and your time. 

Student Leaders 
Thank you to the 2016-2017
 MABF Student Advisory Committee!
Nick Alarcon, Specs Howard School of Media Arts
Kendall Ashman, Michigan State University
Geneva Bass, Central Michigan University
Lauren Butzer, Grand Valley State University
Jordyn Bruns, Davison High School
Sean Cain, Adrian College
Lindsay Cameron, L'Anse Creuse High School North
Natalie DeLong, Ovid-Elsie High School
Ilene Gould, Michigan State University
Mariah Iltis, Ferris State University
Charlie Kadado, Wayne State University
Haley Nash, Rockford High School
Jordan Robinson, Rockford High School
Scott Vander Sloot, Ferris State University
Hannah Vogel, Central Michigan University

The 2016-2017 MABF Student Advisory Committee is without a doubt one of the best, most active student committees the M ABF has had over the  past few years. This year's c ommittee, comprised of fifteen high school and college students from throughout the state , was integral in the planning of the Career Builder Conference (BCBC) and has proven that they are passionate and committed to the future of the industry through their production of a new student-focused e-newsletter: "Beyond the Classroom." The students write articles for each newsletter and provide suggestions on new and relevant topics to cover. The MABF is working hard to grow the e-newsletter reach and encourages you to subscribe to receive the e-newsletter. Text "MABF" to 22828 .
New Faces 
Jacquelen Timm appointed Manager of MABF
Jacquelen Timm  has been appointed  MAB Foundation Manager and Development Director . She joined MAB on June 13.  In her position, Jacquelen will oversee the MABF fundraising, development, donations, endowments, scholarships and grants. Read more ...

Mathew Treadwell appointed MAB Marketing & Communications Manager
Mathew Treadwell joined the MAB team as  Marketing & Communications Manager on June 19.  In his position, Mathew will help to coordinate the marketing and communication efforts of the MAB, MABF, MABPAC and MAPB staffs and best share news of programs, opportunities and successes among organizational members.  Read more ... 
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2017 Career Fairs

Wednesday, October 18
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Western Michigan University-  Brown Hall
co-sponsored by WMU's School of Communication & WMU's Career and Student Employment Services

Thursday, October 19 
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Central Michigan University -  Bovee University Center
co-sponsored by CMU's School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts

Thursday, October 26
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Specs Howard School of Media Arts-  Southfield Location
co-sponsored by Specs Howard School of Media Arts

By participating in these career fairs...

YOU can promote your station to a young, hip market

YOU can hire the best of the best for internships and entry-level jobs

YOU can make a student's dream come true!

Consider attending all career fairs over the next year to gather a wide range of resumes from a diverse group of students and young professionals throughout the state!

Cost per booth is $275

Contact the MABF at for details.
MABF Works!

"As a company, iHeartmedia West Michigan eagerly participates in MABF career fairs because they are terrific opportunities to gauge the pulse of talent emerging from colleges and universities and I personally very much enjoy meeting each of the many job candidates and hearing their stories. The MABF also does a fantastic job from start to finish of organizing, planning and executing of every career fair they hold. I know we consider it a privilege to be a part of each one."

Phil Tower
Director of Spoken Word Programming
& 106.9FM I TALK 1230 WTKG I ESPN 961
iHeartMedia West Michigan
Founder's Club
One way to help ensure that Michigan continues to have a strong pool of talented people eager to enter the broadcast media industry for years to come and to honor or recognize someone within our industry, is by joining the MAB Foundation's Founders Club.

All Founders Club monies are safely invested and restricted only for our annual scholarships to secure the future of our industry. Subsequent Founders Club donations may be added to current levels to increase your donor status.   You may wish to honor a friend or colleague,  or perhaps the ownership of the station with an endowment. Bequests also are accepted.

Please consider joining us in this venture by committing to the level that best suits your budget.
Contact Jacquelen Timm 
at 517.484.7444 for more information. Thank you for your consideration!

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Thank you Founders Club Members!

Chairman's Level
* Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Rob & Marcia David (Bequest)
* W. Lawrence Patrick (Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarships)

President's Level
$50,000 - $99,999
* The Stephen A. Marks Foundation, WBKB-TV11, WBUP-TV10, WBKP-TV5, WOLV-FM, WCCY-AM and WHKB-FM

Endowment Level
$25,000 - $49,999
* Ross A. Biederman (Leicinger-Biederman Scholarship)
* Jerry P. Colvin
* Alan W. Frank
* Friends of Bill Burton
* Charles "Chuck" Fritz
* Bruce I. & Susan E. Goldsen  (Bequest )
* Carl E. Lee
* Charles D. Mefford
* Gary A. Reid
* Mark Waters & Nancy Waters
* Karole L. White (James H. Quello Scholarship)

Membership Level
$10,000 - $24,999
* Elaine Baker
* P. Thomas Bryson
* Eduardo Fernandez
* Jock T. Fritz
* Iacobelli Family Foundation
* Peter A. Kizer
* Julie M. Koehn
* Robert G. Liggett, Jr.
* Patrick J. Mullen
* Robert F. Ottaway
* Tom and Sue Scanlan
* Willard Schroeder
* Richard Sommerville
* Will Tieman & Wendy Hart
* Stephen Trivers
* William J. Wertz

Sustaining Level
$2,500 - $9,999
* Paul Jacobs
* Stephen Schram
* Louis C. Stokes
* Michael T. Walenta
* Jennifer Williams

Join this generous list of investors in the future of broadcasting! Contact Jacquelen Timm  or 517.484.7444 to find out how.
* Marla Durtz
* Bruce and Sue Goldsen
* Robert Goodrich
* Colleen Grant
* Tom Hahn
* Tonya Hernandez
* Bill Keith
* Jim Lutton
* Larry Patrick
* Steve Schram
* Dirk Spillemaeckers
* William R. Sykes, Jr. 
* Peter Tanz
* Karole White
* Jennifer Williams

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