Collegiate Challenge

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Help Us to Reach Our Goal!

School Totals

School Current Total Last Year's Total % of Last Year
Allegheny College $ $
Edinboro University $ $
Gannon University $ $
Mercyhurst University $ $
Penn State Erie, the Behrend College $ $
University of Pittsburgh at Titusville $ $

Collegiate Challenge

Beginning October 19, WQLN Radio, Erie's local public radio station, will visit the campuses of Pitt Titusville, Allegheny, Edinboro, Mercyhurst, Gannon and Penn State Behrend. During this time, teachers, staff, students, and alumni can show their school pride, while showing their support for NPR news, classical and jazz music and the cultural entertainment heard on WQLN Radio, located on the dial at 91.3FM.

When donations are made in the name of a school, a friendly competition ensues, culminating with the presentation of two trophies to the winning schools—one for Most Money Raised and one for Most Improved. It's all part of WQLN Radio's fall "Collegiate Challenge" and just one of the ways the station puts the "F-U-N" in fundraising.

Currently, the "Collegiate Challenge" trophies rest in the display cases of Edinboro University and Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. Where they reside after the fundraiser is over is up to listeners. Donate to support the programs on WQLN Radio while showing pride in your favorite school—take part in the Challenge!


Day Time Location
Monday, Oct.19 6am - 6pm Pep Rally Day at WQLN Studios
Tuesday, Oct. 20 6am - 1pm Gannon University
Wednesday, Oct. 21 6am - 6pm All Schools Challenge at WQLN Studios
Thursday, Oct. 22 6am - 6pm All Schools Challenge at WQLN Studios
Friday, Oct. 23 6am - 1pm Allegheny College
Monday, Oct. 26 6am - 1pm Pitt-Titusville
Tuesday, Oct. 27 6am - 1pm Mercyhurst University
Wednesday, Oct. 28 6am - 1pm Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Thursday, Oct. 29 6am - 1pm Edinboro University
Friday, Oct. 30 6am - 6pm Victory Day at WQLN Studios

Give a Public Service Announcement

A gift of $250 or more to WQLN allows you to give EIGHT Public Service Announcements to a second non-profit organization of your choice!

$250 – 8 PSAs
$500 – 16 PSAs
$750 – 24 PSAs
$1000 – 40 PSAs

What are PSAs and why are they valuable?
A PSA (public service announcement) is a 30 second WQLN produced spot that airs on WQLN Radio. It allows a non-profit organization to tell about their mission or maybe an upcoming event.

Most non-profits have very limited marketing budgets…but they still need to get their message out to their constituents. Your gift of PSAs gives them an opportunity to promote themselves and tell their story.

NOTE: The non-profit must have local offices in our community. The PSA cannot be a fundraising spot.

Employer Matching Gift Program

Many corporations match the gifts their employees give to non-profits, such as WQLN. These matching programs have become part of many corporate giving initiatives to extend the reach of corporate giving, increase good public opinion, and to encourage employees to be actively involved in supporting their communities.

This program doubles the impact of your gift! It's easy, too! When you make your donation to WQLN Radio, just tell us your employer's name, or the employer that you are retired from, as some companies, like GE, will still match gifts from retirees. Once we process your information, we'll send you a letter if your employer matches, reminding you to visit their Human Resource department to finalize the match. It's that easy!

Last year, WQLN received over $40,000 in revenue from the Employer Matching Gifts Program!

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