Karen Christoff and Tom Lombardo

Karen Christoff and Tom Lombardo

Karen Christoff and Tom Lombardo describe themselves as lifelong learners, so making a legacy gift to benefit MPB was natural. “We moved here soon after college and were immediately impressed by the quality of Mississippi’s public broadcasting,” Tom says. “MPB has provided us with years of enjoyment, and we know how important it is to the state.” Karen and Tom recently shared their plans to benefit the MPB Foundation with a planned gift of nearly $1 million. Their landmark gift will allow the Foundation to provide radio, television and educational programming to Mississippians for years to come. “Public broadcasting has been a shared love of ours for years,” Karen explained. “We often travel and watch programming around the country. MPB is among the best out there. We’re proud to support it this way.”