NET Television receives sizeable donation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The foundation supporting Nebraska public broadcasting has received a $1.5 million donation from the estate of a Nebraska woman.

The NET Foundation for Television says the money came from the estate of Anne Urban Alt of St. Paul, who died late last year. It was given as part of NET's Inspire Nebraska Campaign and will be placed in an endowment fund that will perpetually support NET.

The goal of the fundraising campaign is to raise $25 million for program production and acquisition by 2012.

Alt was a longtime supporter of NET Television and worked as a high school foreign language teacher for many years in Chicago-area schools.

Upon retirement, Alt moved to the Wolbach and St. Paul areas of Nebraska, where she lived until her death.