All the telethon details!

Published: April 23, 2020

The telethon can be viewed on Facebook.

Local organizers are moving quickly to host the CoMo COVID-19 Relief Virtual Telethon, scheduled for Saturday, April 25, 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The event will feature entertainment and information of all kinds and will direct donors to the Community Foundation of Central Missouri’s COVID-19 Regional Relief Fund. This is an organic, grassroots, digital event.

The virtual event will follow a typical telethon format, with musicians, speakers, and other varieties of performers appearing, providing entertainment, educating, and reminding people to donate.

Goals

The virtual telethon has four primary goals – to raise money for local COVID-19 relief efforts; to entertain; to provide information about the local COVID-19 situation; and to inspire others in the community to find their own ways to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it? What is happening? — It is a virtual telethon, held totally online, raising money to support local COVID-19 relief efforts. The virtual event will follow a typical telethon format, with musicians, speakers, and other performers of all kinds appearing, providing entertainment, and reminding people to donate.

What is the goal? – The virtual telethon has four primary goals – to raise money for local COVID-19 relief efforts; to entertain; to provide information about the local COVID-19 situation; and to inspire others in the community to find their own ways to help.

Who is behind the virtual telethon? – This is a grassroots, community event created by volunteers and not tied to any specific organization. Everyone involved is an unpaid volunteer and 100% of the money raised will go toward local COVID-19 relief efforts. The coordinator is Sean Spence and the advisory committee is listed below.

Who is on the advisory committee? –

All members of the advisory committee have joined as individuals and their involvement does not necessarily indicate the involvement of any organization or company with which they might be involved. Members are Mason Aid, Elizabeth Alleman, Dan Atwill, Bob Aulgur, John Baker, Judy Baker, Barbie Banks, Jan Beckett, Ellis Benus, Kerrie Bloss, Mun Choi, Margaret Conroy, Johanna Cox, Cory Crosby, Nickie Davis, Erica Dickson, Jill Dudley, Nick Foster, Dan Hanneken, Renee Hoagenson, Chris Horn, Sage Izadi-Moghadam, Kip Kendrick, Richard King, Alex LaBrunerie, Robin LaBrunerie, Brianna Lennon, Valorie Livingston, Lindsay Lopez, Dianne Lynch, Jessica Macy, Erica Martin, Heather McGee, Nikki McGruder, Elizabeth Mendenhall, Ann Merrifield, Monica Miller, Mark Mills, Monica Naylor, David Nivens, Fred Parry, Wally Pfeffer, Tim Rich, Suzanne Rothwell, Caleb Rowden, Jennifer Schenck, David Seamon, Karen Sicheneder, Stacye Smith, Leigh Spence, Kate Stull, Vicky Riback Wilson, Janet Thompson, Lili Vianello, Dan Viets, Greg Wolff, and JoAnn Wray.

Who is sponsoring it? – KOMU 8, Columbia Daily Tribune, Cumulus Radio Station Group (with radio stations KBBM, KBXR, KFRU, KOQL and KPLA), RE/MAX Boone Realty, Boone Hospital Center, Café Poland, Voluntary Action Center, Kim Becking/Momentum Motivation, Peggy Jean's Pies, Visionworks Marketing Group, 360 CoMo, Boone County History & Culture Center, "We Always Swing" Jazz Series, Columbia Daily Tribune, Fresh Ideas, Missouri Symphony, Midwest Computech, The Connection Exchange, Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia and Fretboard Coffee.

Who will be performing/speaking/etc.? — The virtual event will follow a typical telethon format, with musicians, speakers, and other varieties of performers appearing, providing entertainment, educating, and reminding people to donate. The guiding principle for the overall performance is that we will try to make it fun, compelling, educational, and add real value (although maybe not all at the same time). Anyone interested in performing/speaking/etc. should contact coordinator Sean Spence at seanspence70@gmail.com or 573-823-1308.

When is it happening? – Saturday, April 25, 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Where is the telethon happening? – The telethon is 100% online, with people connecting over the internet, practicing appropriate social distancing. The telethon can be viewed on Facebook.

Where does the money go? – All donors will be directed to make their gifts to the Community Foundation of Central Missouri’s COVID-19 Regional Relief fund. 100% of all donations will go to pandemic relief efforts. More information

Why is this telethon happening? – The telethon is happening because the need is great and ordinary people can make a difference.

How can someone help? – Individuals, businesses, and organizations are welcome to be involved in any number of ways. Contact coordinator Sean Spence at seanspence70@gmail.com or 573-823-1308.

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