Republic Media doesn't just cover the community; we're a part of it. That's why we believe the roles of azcentral.com, The Arizona Republic and La Voz involve more than reporting the news. From raising funds that help at-risk children and families through the annual Season for Sharing campaign to media sponsorships of local community events, our commitment is to enlighten, engage, inspire and improve the lives of our residents and readers.
Since 1993, our annual holiday fundraiser – Season for Sharing – has distributed more than $59 million to local nonprofit organizations. And this year, together, we generated $2.73 million to support 144 nonprofits right here in Arizona.
The ongoing funding that Season for Sharing provides is the result of a true partnership between our readers, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and the Gannett Foundation. As all campaign expenses are underwritten by Republic Media, we're very proud to distribute 100 percent of all contributions to area nonprofit agencies, ensuring every cent makes a lasting impact.
We take our First Amendment responsibilities seriously. Our most important civic responsibility is to encourage free exchange of ideas and the fair and accurate coverage of the people, places and events that shape readers’ lives. The MIE program does that using a multi-pronged approach.
Donated MIE funds support a fellowship for students at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in honor of Republic reporter Don Bolles, who was mortally wounded in a car explosion 40 years ago. In 2016, the Cronkite School received a $62,500 gift from The Republic that will fund the participation of a student each year in the Carnegie-Knight News21 investigative reporting initiative. The News21 program brings together the country’s top journalism students each year to create an investigative, multimedia reporting project on an issue of national significance.
And beginning in 2017, the MIE program will also sponsor a media innovation summer camp for high school students. The camp will encourage students to think of new ways of creating and distributing news content while upholding the industry’s highest standards.
All Media in Education programs expenses are underwritten by Republic Media and are supported by our generous subscribers taking part in our Vacation Donation program. When stopping their subscription temporarily for a vacation, these subscribers donate the credit for their stopped newspapers to Media in Education programs. For more information on how you can participate in the Vacation Donation Program, please call (602) 444-1000, or (800) 332-6733 if you live outside the Phoenix area.
Republic Media is a media company that makes connections. We are proud to have many ways to work with nonprofit organizations that support our communities. We help nonprofits connect with audiences they want to reach, and we do it better than anyone else.
We are open to opportunities with nonprofit and community organizations for in-kind media sponsorships. Events or programs should provide strategic recognition benefits to generate sales and complement our corporate marketing strategies with a substantial amount of high-quality exposure and traffic.
A partnership between The Arizona Republic, Governor's Office for Youth, Faith & Families, and local funding partners, the "It shouldn't hurt to be a child" program has distributed more than $7 million to child abuse prevention agencies.
The Child Abuse Prevention License Plate is the most popular specialty plate in Arizona, with more than 16,000 vehicles registered. When you renew your vehicle's registration, you can purchase the Child Abuse Prevention License Plate for $25. Proceeds fund grants to nonprofit organizations in support of child abuse prevention programs throughout the state. Help save Arizona’s children by purchasing or renewing your plate today.
This team of compassionate employees and their families lend their time to those who need it most. Holding drives for goods and participating in events, Republic Volunteers lead by example. And we back them up the best way we know how - by offering employees up to 10 hours of paid time each calendar year to volunteer for a charitable organization.
Through various programs, employee contributions and partnerships with our readers and viewers, Republic Media is one of the top corporate givers in the state. And we couldn't be more proud.