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Investors Foundation Grant, Gov. Livingston Alumni Association Help GLTV Become Mobile Again

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Pictured from L to R: GL Advisor Joe Voorhees, Joni Smith Investors Bank (BH Branch), Sharon Brodian-Atkins and Mark Pomo GL Alumni Association Credits: Pam Pomo
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Credits: Joe Voorhees
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston television (GLTV) received a grant from the Investors  Foundation in the amount of $2,500, which provided the necessary funds to replace the station’s remote studio.

The Gov. Livingston High School Alumni Association (GLHSAA) petitioned the Investors Foundation on behalf of GLTV advisor Joe Voorhees and accepted the generous grant, allowing for the purchase of a new trailer which will replace the station’s remote studio bus. In addition to the grant provided by the Investors Foundation, additional donations from the Gov. Livingston Hilltop Players as well as private donors and GLHS alumni, accounted for the balance of the necessary funding to complete the acquisition of the trailer. The trailer was then converted into a self-contained remote studio, allowing students to coordinate mobile programing once again this upcoming school year.

GLTV is a local access TV station that serves the communities of Berkeley Heights and Mountainside. Operating out of the Governor Livingston High School Television Studio, the production crew is made up entirely of students who volunteer their time to setup, shoot, and edit everything shown on GLTV.  Advisor, Joe Voorhees, oversees the technical aspects of the station and assists the students during live shoots. The GLTV crew currently shoots regular and semi-regular shows in addition to sports, concerts, plays and special community events. The crews have over 40 shoots and 200 hours of on set time during the school year, with multi-camera production in house or on location. Mr. Voorhees's popular television production classes (intro/advanced) attract over 100 Gov. Livingston students each semester.

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The Gov. Livingston High School Alumni Association would like to thank Investors Bank and the Foundation for its commitment to the community and their generous support of our students. "Investors Bank epitomizes what it means to be a great neighbor and the Investors Foundation award demonstrates their continued dedication to education," said Mark Pomo, GLHSAA officer.

GLTV traveled to Kean University on Saturday, September 9th for its first shoot with their new remote studio when the Highlander football team played Voorhees to open the 2017 gridiron season. The production will then be shown on public access television Fios (47) and Comcast (34) next week for the community to enjoy.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $23 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors’ banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About the Investors Foundation

Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005, to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.

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