The MASTERPIECE Trust—a collaborative initiative between MASTERPIECE’S producing station WGBH Boston and PBS stations nationwide—provides the opportunity for individual donors and families who care deeply about the series to help provide for its future in a substantial way while also supporting their local PBS stations.
MASTERPIECE is at a pivotal point in its storied history; the series now competes with prominent television networks to maintain its time-honored role in bringing the highest quality actors, producers, and scripts to American audiences. To sustain this celebrated place in homes across the nation and confidently succeed in this newly competitive market, the series needs the support of the MASTERPIECE Trust all the more.
“Funding of high-quality, first-rate, award-winning drama has become a significant challenge in recent years. We believe that MASTERPIECE has earned the respect and loyalty of its audience over 40 wonderful years, and hope that our dedicated viewers will help us keep the legacy alive. Your support through the MASTERPIECE Trust will ensure that our series remains a vital part of the television landscape for years to come.”
— Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer
With your help, the MASTERPIECE Trust can secure the future of superb British drama by providing the resources required to invest upfront in the development of new scripts and programs, and grow the series both on-air and online.
Current donors to the MASTERPIECE Trust include:
Donald and Darlene Shiley
Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner
and the following
|Bette and Wylie Aitken
The Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, Inc.
Helen and Peter Bing
Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown
The Estate of James G. Butterfield
Ann and George Colony
The Estate of Susan Cumming
The Douglas and Wendy Dayton Foundation
Nancy M. Dedman
Barbara Erdman Foundation
Grace and Ted Fey
Helen and Dick Fraser
|Ann and Graham Gund
Karen T. and Thomas F. Hanrahan
The Ann Harder Charitable Foundation
Sue and Steve Hart
Margaret and Will Hearst
Ruth and John Huss
Jennifer Taplin Jerome
Marjie and Robert Kargman
Clive W. and Mona M. Lacy Trusts
Jane and Jeffrey Marshall
Lynne D. McCreight
|William and Helen Pounds
Liz and Bob Pozen
George and Nancy Putnam
Melinda and James Rabb
The Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation
The Estate of Doris C. Sadang
George D. Smith Fund
The Estate of Anne Vandenburgh
Barbara and John Vogelstein
J. David Wimberly
Margaret M. Winslow
Four Anonymous Donors
If you are interested in supporting the MASTERPIECE Trust with a gift of $25,000 or more, please contact: Win Lenihan, Vice President of Development at WGBH:or (617) 300-3804.
If you are interested in including the MASTERPIECE Trust in your estate plans, please contact Laura Parker, Development Associate at WGBH:or (617) 300-3609.
If you'd like to discuss a gift of less than $25,000 to support MASTERPIECE, please contact your