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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.

rebeccaeaton_trust“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 
The Estate of James G. Butterfield 
Barbara and Bert Cohn 
Ann and George Colony 
Doris Conant 
The Douglas and Wendy Dayton Foundation 
Grace and Ted Fey
Edith H. Grote Trust
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
Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown
Marjie and Robert Kargman 
Isabelle Katzer 
Clive W. and Mona M. Lacy Trusts 
Jane and Jeffrey Marshall 
Cherie Martinez 
Jim and Kelly Mazzo
Ross and Sylvia Payne 
William and Helen Pounds 
Liz and Bob Pozen 
George and Nancy Putnam 
Melinda and James Rabb 
The Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation 
David Taplin 
Carol Vassiliadis 
Barbara and John Vogelstein 
Estate of Deborah Lynn Whitenack
J. David Wimberly 
Margaret M. Winslow 
Seven Anonymous Donors

Contact Us:

If you are interested in supporting the MASTERPIECE Trust with a gift of $25,000 or more, please contact Jessica Connolly, Director of Major Gifts at or 617-300-3812.

If you are interested in including the MASTERPIECE Trust in your estate plans, please contact the Office of Gift Planning & Endowment at or (800) 220-7122.

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