The Friends of Max Kolb Telethon is always looking for pledges!

Contribute Through Our Site:

The Friends of Max Kolb Telethon is excited to announce that you can now pledge directly on our site by using your debit or credit card. Check out our Premiums Store.

To Be Contacted about a Pledge

If you would like to be contacted by a member of the Max Kolb Team please fill out the form below.

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To Call In During The Telethon:

On April 30, 2017 The Friends Of Max Kolb Telethon will go live at 9pm EST. If you would like to call in during the telethon please call us at (516) 463 – 1200.

To Send A Check:

Checks should be made payable to Hofstra University. Please enclose a note indicating that the money is to be used for the Max Kolb Scholarship, and write on the check memo line, Max Kolb 2017. Please be sure to include your name and return address so that the University may properly acknowledge your gift.

Checks Should Be Sent To:

Dr. Peter R. Gershon
Exec. Producer, 2017 Max Kolb Telethon
Department of Radio/Television/Film
111 Hofstra University- Rm 124
Hempstead NY 11549-1110

To Contribute Through The Hofstra University Website:

You may also contribute online by going to Hofstra University’s Website. Follow the instructions provided. When asked to designate your gift select “specify a scholarship here:” and type Max Benjamin Kolb Scholarship.

After processing your gift, your acknowledgment will be sent within two weeks. Hofstra University’s fiscal year runs from September 1 to August 31. All gifts must be received by August 31 to be included in the current fiscal year.

Donating Premiums

Premiums are key to the success of the telethon. These items are collected from a large spectrum of local and national organizations and used as Thank You gifts– incentive and reward for those who pledge monetary donations online and during the live broadcast. All kinds of premiums are accepted and can take the form of tickets to events, specialized clothing, restaurant gift certificates, services, experiences, or any other type of gift certificates and consumers goods.

On April 30, 2017 we will be airing the sixteenth annual Friends of Max Kolb Telethon live on Hofstra’s closed circuit campus television station. The program will be also streaming live on the internet at We would like you to be a part of this event, and greatly appreciate if you could contribute something for this year’s telethon, or donate directly to the scholarship.

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