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KNPB honors local couple at Aged to Perfection Gala


thKNPB NEWS RELEASE – KNPB presents its annual Aged to Perfection Tribute Dinner on Thursday, October 10, at the Silvery Legacy Resort Casino from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This year’s honorees are Gail and John Sande, III.

Gail and John have both served in leadership roles for KNPB. John was a co-chair for capital campaigns in 1990 and 2000. Gail has served as a KNPB Board of Trustee since 2008 and has been the Development Chair, Vice Chair and Board Chair. She currently serves as the Governance Chair.  Gail and John are annual members of KNPB at the Silver Circle level and have made significant fundraising contributions to numerous station projects and both capital campaigns.

Gail has been actively involved in the community for the past 37 years, including as the Chairman of the Go Red for Women Luncheon, which raises money to fund awareness of heart disease in women. Nationally, Gail serves on the board of The Association for Public Television Stations.

John is involved in numerous community activities; he is currently a Director of the Reno Air Race Association and Chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Open, a PGA tournament.

This years’ Aged to Perfection gala also kicks off the 30th anniversary of KNPB serving the local community. National PBS President and CEO, Paula Kerger, will attend to honor this tremendous 30 year commitment of bringing free, high-quality and educational programming and services for all in northern Nevada and northeastern California.

Past Aged to Perfection honorees include Senator Bill Raggio, Reno Mayor Bob Cashell, Bruno Benna, Norm Dianda, Joy and Joe Crowley and Jennifer and Phil Satre.

Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:00 p.m., followed by a live auction and the tribute presentation. The dinner will pair fine wines with delicious food.

Sponsored tables are available for $2,500 – $25,000. Individual tables are available for $2,000 and individual tickets are $250.

All proceeds help support KNPB Channel 5 programs and educational services utilized throughout northern Nevada and northeastern California.

For more information, please visit www.knpb.org.


KNPB Public Broadcasting is seen by 140,000 people weekly in northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides 3 digital broadcast television channels on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB Vme on channel 5.3. KNPB channels are also available on cable and satellite services. KNPB provides PBS national programming and award winning locally produced KNPB programming in standard and high definition.KNPB.org provides engaging interactive content, including the KNPB video portal at watch.knpb.org that streams all locally produced KNPB content and most PBS national content. KNPB serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services from KNPB Campus that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, KNPB has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983. For more information visit knpb.org, or follow KNPB onTwitter and Facebook.

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