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Hunter B. Andrews Society

Hunter B. Andrews

Hampton native Hunter B. Andrews (1921-2005) was a towering figure in Virginia's modern political history often referred to as a "Champion for Education" during his thirty-two year career as Virginia State Senator. Former Chairman of the Hampton School Board, Andrews understood the educational potential of television and in 1961 founded the Commonwealth's first non-commercial educational television station–WHRO, in partnership with his friend Vincent J. Thomas of Norfolk. His leadership is recognized through the January 2021 renaming of the WHRO Leadership Circle of donors to become the Hunter B. Andrews Society.

Now, more than ever, public media is an important part of your personal media landscape bringing a non-profit, non-commercial, service oriented approach to improving the lives of millions in eastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina residents. Please consider joining the Hunter B. Andrews Society and know that every day your support is helping to make a difference in the lives of more than millions of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina residents as well as 95,000 students and teachers who receive WHRO Public Media's educational programs, teacher training and online courses every year.

Your visionary gift to WHRO Public Media is a financial investment in our community that will pay rich dividends to our community, young and old, for years to come.

We invite you to become a leading member of eastern Virginia's most exciting and engaging circle of public media supporters. There has never been a better time to be part of the exciting WHRO community. With your tax-deductible, annual gift of $1,200 or more, you will provide your WHRO with crucial, unrestricted funds that will enable the development and delivery of educational resources through the region, as well as produce and broadcast the highest quality television and radio programs for delivery on many different platforms–exactly what you've come to expect from WHRO Public Media.

For more information about the Hunter B. Andrews Society, please contact:

Kate Pringle
Director of Major and Planned Giving
PH: 757-889-9370
Email: kate.pringle@whro.org
5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508

Todd Holcomb
Donor Relations Officer
PH: 757-889-9477
Email: todd.holcomb@whro.org
5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508

Katy Walden
Donor Relations Associate
PH: 757-889-9430
Email: katy.walden@whro.org
5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508