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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WITF

Engaging minds, enriching lives, uniquely

three stars

82.70

4801 Lindle Road Harrisburg, PA 17111
tel: (800) 366-9483   Web Site
EIN: 23-1629016

Board Leadership
Mark Van Blargan
Chair

CEO
Ron Hetrick
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.70 three stars
  Financial 75.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WITF creates a shared civic and cultural life for the communities of central Pennsylvania, connecting us to each other and to opportunities for lifelong learning. WITF is a trusted, valued supplier of programs and services that both satisfy and stimulate curiosity for residents in every community in the central Pennsylvania region. Created in 1963, WITF broadcast services reach audiences in over 17 counties in central Pennsylvania. The company comprises public broadcasting stations WITF TV, WITF 89.5 & 93.3, the RadioPA Network , witf.org, WITF Educational Services, Top Flight Media, Media Solutions and regional magazine Central PA (published by The Patriot-News in an association with WITF) .

WITF creates a shared civic and cultural life for the communities of central Pennsylvania, connecting us to each other and to opportunities for lifelong learning. WITF is a trusted, valued supplier of programs and services that both satisfy and stimulate curiosity for residents in every community in the central Pennsylvania region. Created in 1963, WITF broadcast services reach audiences in over 17 counties in central Pennsylvania. The company comprises public broadcasting stations WITF TV, WITF 89.5 & 93.3, the RadioPA Network , witf.org, WITF Educational Services, Top Flight Media, Media Solutions and regional magazine Central PA (published by The Patriot-News in an association with WITF) .

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Financial

two stars

75.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
70.9%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.80
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 41.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WITF on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WITF on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WITF (PA) 82.70 three stars
WHYY (PA) 90.60 four stars
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (FL) 93.82 four stars
KERA (TX) 89.25 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,696,479
   Federated Campaigns $9,300
   Membership Dues $2,101,951
   Fundraising Events $15,202
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,678,241
Total Contributions $6,501,173
   Program Service Revenue $2,193,758
Total Primary Revenue $8,694,931
   Other Revenue $2,826,686
TOTAL REVENUE $11,521,617
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,804,036
   Administrative Expenses $1,356,891
   Fundraising Expenses $2,308,929
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,469,856
   
Payments to Affiliates $217,720
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $51,761
   
Net Assets $31,507,959

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Public TV Programming $4,033,485 51.7%
Radio Broadcasting $3,350,199 42.9%
Workforce Training $268,530 3.4%
Program Information $151,822 1.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 82.70 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.18 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 83.07 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.20 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 83.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.92 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 80.49 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 79.87 two stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 81.21 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 83.35 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 86.01 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 80.21 three stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 83.08 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 76.43 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 72.52 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 71.64 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 76.56 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 74.76 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 76.57 two stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 73.39 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-1629016
Name in IRS Master File WITF INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$307,563 2.68% Kathleen Pavelko President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WITF (PA) 82.70 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.40 four stars
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WITF
4801 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
tel: (800) 366-9483
EIN: 23-1629016

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Board Leadership

Mark Van Blargan
Chair

CEO

Ron Hetrick
President, CEO

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