The MAB Foundation’s mission to encourage, support, and sponsor educational activities for students interested in broadcasting cannot be accomplished without supporters like you. The Foundation wouldn’t exist without your continued support and interest in the mission. The Broadcasters must work together to sustain the future of this industry by encouraging the brightest, most creative and energetic students to choose broadcasting as a career. You can make a difference by making a donation today. For more information contact Jacquelen Timm at (517) 484-7444 or

Support the MABF with a gift to support program costs. Your donation will go directly to career fairs, conferences, and award programs.

One way to help ensure that Michigan continues to have a strong pool of talented people eager to enter the broadcasting industry for years to come is by joining the MAB Foundation’s Founders Club. Your restricted donation will go directly into securing the future of the broadcasting industry by honoring and supporting our students and future professional broadcasters through scholarships.

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Thank you for taking the time to visit the MAB Foundation. It is our goal that this website offers you the resources and information you need to learn more about the MAB Foundation and our mission of preserving the history of broadcasting while encouraging future broadcasters through educational programs and events. Please feel free to search this site to learn what we are about. Contact us at with any questions or suggestions.

We hope that you will consider joining us in our mission through a donation. This year, the MAB Foundation has made a specific goal to encourage even more individuals to choose a career in broadcasting by offering more scholarships, internships, career fairs, and unique educational events such as our Broadcasting Career Builder Conference. However, to accomplish this, we need your financial help. Click here to support our mission financially, or give us a call for more information – 800.968.7622!

Our Mission

The Foundation will encourage, support and sponsor educational activities that would include, for example, funding scholarships to students attending Michigan colleges, universities and trade schools, and studying a curriculum that is consistent with the intent of fulfilling this mission. Also the development of programs and presentations designed to encourage the brightest, most creative and energetic students to choose broadcasting as a career.

The Foundation will encourage, support and sponsor activities that will improve the skill level of present broadcast employees in areas such as sales, engineering, programming, news and management, and to promote a better understanding of emerging technologies, their impact and the opportunities and applications they have for the broadcast industry.

The Foundation will encourage, support and sponsor research projects that will help the industry and the public understand the issues that impact free-over-the-air broadcast service. Among others, this would include activities that help preserve the historical contributions of the broadcast industry in the state of Michigan.

About Our Foundation: The MAB Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit educational and research-oriented charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code. It was formed and initially funded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Now, the MAB Foundation looks to donors and fundraisers to help fund our mission.

The Foundation is involved with preservation of the industry through education, research and promoting excellence. A major part of the foundation is to promote the continuation of excellence through a diverse broadcasting work force. This is done by offering scholarships and continuing education opportunities.

Further, the Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan’s rich broadcasting history and what can be learned, based on where we have been.

What Does the MAB Foundation Do?

• Awards scholarships to college and high school students.
• Conducts an annual awards program for high school and college broadcasters.
• Funds research projects.
• Provides educational opportunities and programs for students and professionals.
• Provides regional Career and Networking Fairs throughout the year.
• Funded the development of the statewide Michigan broadcasting history exhibit.
• Established a relief fund for broadcasters injured in the line of duty.
• Funds the James H. and Mary B. Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University as a Snyder Society donor.

Contact MAB Foundation today to learn more.