We Are Broadcasters
National Association of Broadcasters

WISN Raises Funds for Families Affected by Waukesha Parade Tragedy

Topic: Neighbors in Need
Posted on 12/2/2021

Communities across southeastern Wisconsin have come together to help those affected by the incident that occurred at the Waukesha Christmas Parade. Following a donation effort hosted by Milwaukee TV station WISN 12, $256,198 was raised to benefit the families impacted by this tragedy.

WISN 12 held a phone bank Nov. 29-30 and an online fundraising drive to accept donations from viewers throughout southeastern Wisconsin. This effort is part of the ‘United For Waukesha Community Fund,’ a collaborative partnership between the Waukesha County Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. All donations were matched by the Fotsch Family Foundation – a Waukesha County-based private foundation.

Read more stories on Neighbors in Need »

How Broadcasters Serve Their Communities

More than 2.47 million American jobs depend on broadcasting, and the local broadcast radio and television industry - and the businesses that depend on it - generate $1.17 trillion annually for the nation's economy.

View State-by-State Data »