Veterans-TV Inc. (VETV), a nonprofit organisation dedicated to providing U.S. veterans with hands-on professional television production training courses, has announced that it has received a $7,500 donation from the Dobbins family's Charis Fund to support completion of its mobile training facility. The funds will aid in the outfitting of Denali Gold, a remote production truck donated by NEP to support training courses for veterans of the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement veterans, and firefighters who have lost their employment due to injury or attrition.
"As a former Grass Valley guy, Lou Dobbins appreciates the value that training and experience in broadcast production can bring to a person, on a personal and professional level," Bob Lefcovich, president, VETV. "He kindly guided us in crafting a VETV grant proposal and, along with his family, he very generously contributed funds that will help us see integration on Denali Gold through to completion. This gift from the Charis Fund brings us one step closer to launching our mobile classroom," he added.
Lefcovich and the VETV advisory board have so far raised over $2 million in donations of state-of-the-art TV production and post-production equipment, with NEP and Grass Valley, offering support in terms of equipment donations and integration. Almost all the equipment being installed in Denali Gold for training purposes has been donated new by broadcasters and manufacturers including AJA Video Systems, Blackmagic Design, Calrec Audio, Ensemble Designs, EVS, Kramer, Plura, Renegade Labs, Riedel, Ross Video, Telestream, amongst others.