Gratitude on Repeat Campaign 2020 — Winner Announcement & Recap

Stephanie Theisen
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Since the launch of our Gratitude on Repeat Campaign, Leighton Media has pushed to connect nonprofits with radio resources to help their cause come to life. It’s part of our passion to serve, connect, and celebrate our communities since 1975. Through our own marketing campaign including: broadcast, social and direct mail, we asked our clients and listeners to nominate their favorite nonprofit to win 21 radio advertisements per week, for 13 consecutive weeks. Additionally, the winning nonprofits will meet with one of our account executives who will help them create, as many as, three unique messages for the them to use in their business efforts.

We're pleased to share the winners for the 2020 Gratitude on Repeat Campaign.





Love, INC is a nonprofit whose mission is to help people reach their potential and understand their value as created by God. They are a Christian nonprofit agency whose purpose is to network local churches into a partnership that links their resources and services to help community members in need, as well as look beyond the need to engage with the person.

Tammy Boushek, Executive Director of the Douglas County Lakes Area, Love INC, had these words to share about winning the Gratitude on Repeat campaign in Alexandria, MN, "This is so timely as we were just making plans for marketing in 2021.  I thank you so much to Leighton, for the opportunity and such a wonderful program.  Praise God for this amazing opportunity.  Very much an honor to be chosen by the people in our local market to expand our mission Love INC for 2021."


Lakes Area Kinship

Detroit Lakes

The goal of Lakes Area Kinship is to improve lives by establishing quality relationships between kids and caring adult volunteers for the purpose of promoting stability, support, friendship, and community. This is accomplished through mentoring relationships fostered within the Lakes Area Kinship program.

Stephanie Baker, Child Educator/Kinship Coordinator shares, "Thank you for your generosity in providing this campaign to area non-profits. We are honored to be chosen and beyond excited to have a new platform to reach the community. Lakes Area Kinship’s ultimate goal is to reach as many kids as possible. We are confident that this opportunity with help us achieve that. THANK YOU!"



Fergus Falls


The Fergus Falls Senior Center offers activities, exercise and nutrition resources for the senior population beginning at age 55. Their mission is to enrich the lives and promote independent lifestyles for the segment they serve.

Kathy Sporre, Director of the Fergus Falls Senior Center says, “We’d like to thank everyone who nominated us for this ad campaign.  It’s greatly appreciated.  We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!”



Grand Forks


The mission of J and H Nunn Sports Foundation is to provide equal athletic opportunities to youth in financial need of equipment and assistance in paying participation fees. It is through commitment to youth, the community and a love for athletics that we will inspire youth to share our passion, and give an equal opportunity to all youth.

"On behalf of J and H Nunn Sports Foundation we are excited to have won this opportunity; we appreciate Leighton Media for putting on the competition. We are excited to be able to spread the word on our foundation and what the community can do to participate. J and H Nunn Sports Foundation thanks everyone involved in helping us get the word out and help as many families as possible. Thank you again." Brian Nunn, Founder/CEO.



St. Cloud

CMMHC LogoTag_horiz_RGBCentral Minnesota Mental Health Center has been fostering healthier lives and thriving communities for over 60 years.  CMMHC has outpatient mental health, chemical health, crisis, rehabilitation, and targeted case management programs to help individuals and families of all ages on their journey to wellness, recovery, and independence. 

Kelly Doss, Director of Development and Communication shares, "Central MN Mental Health Center is grateful and very excited about this opportunity.  We look forward to working with Leighton Media to tell the community our story over the radio and connect people to the variety of mental health services we provide. 




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The YMCA - For Youth Development. For Healthy Living. For Social Responsibility.

"We are so thrilled to be the winner of this incredible gift of free radio advertising. Thank you to everyone that voted for us! This could not have come at a better time for the Winona Family YMCA. Our new building is finally opening, which has been eight years in the making. This is a momentous occasion that we want all of Winona to know about, and thanks to this amazing reward we can do that.", shares Janneke Sobek, CEO.


These nonprofits live and breathe their causes. I find it incredibly moving to put their messages of gratitude, to Leighton Media and all who participated in nominating them, to help them win, into this blog. Their gratitude is apparent and their missions are amazing.

To our nonprofit partners, across all of our markets, we hope our radio advertising at Leighton Media strengthens brand within the community. We are forever grateful for your services.

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