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Christy Gavitt: Helping to Reach the Next Generation of Listeners

Christy Gavitt: Helping to Reach the Next Generation of Listeners

Christy Gavitt's mother introduced her to public radio over 30 years ago on a visit home to Phoenix. Christy has been a devoted listener and supporter of public radio ever since.

Over the past 32 years, Christy's work in international health overseas has taken her from North Korea to Tanzania. But in 2006, she put down roots in the Washington, D.C., area and began to support WAMU 88.5.

WAMU is where Christy turns for news and information. "The United States is the most powerful democracy on earth, and we as citizens need to know the facts. Facts matter. WAMU is my trusted source for getting an accurate, balanced version of the news."

Christy appreciates the different perspectives NPR and WAMU hosts and reporters provide their listeners. Morning Edition and The Diane Rehm Show are among her favorites, and she keeps a weekly appointment on Saturday mornings with Wait Wait–Don't Tell Me!, which she's seen live twice.

A few years ago, Christy was updating her will and began to reflect on what was most valuable in her life. Christy wants her legacy to live on through the things that matter most to her. She named WAMU as a beneficiary of her estate in support of the station's future operations, and at the same time, increased her annual giving to WAMU.

Christy is motivated to include WAMU in her estate plans because she feels "it is extremely important for WAMU to continue to expand and reach those who may not already be exposed to public media." We are grateful for Christy's generous support, enabling WAMU to provide in-depth coverage of priority issues for its listeners today and for future generations.


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