The MASTERPIECE Trust—a collaborative initiative between MASTERPIECE’S producer GBH 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-at-Large
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:
Darlene Marcos Shiley
The Conrad Prebys Foundation
and the following
The Ausolus Trust
The Bitzer Family Legacy Fund, in honor of Lloyd and Jo Ann Bitzer
Richard Herzfeld in Memory of Ellen Cannon
Ann and George Colony
Frederick Benenson in Memory of Dorothy Cullman
Grace and Ted Fey
GAT Family Foundation
Susan H. Grant
Ann and Graham Gund
The Ann Harder Charitable Foundation
Steve and Sue Hart
Margaret and Will Hearst
Chris and Sasha Heinz Family Foundation
Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown
Thomas P. Jalkut
Kathleen and Chris Mara Family Trust
Jane and Jeffrey Marshall
David and Louise Martin
Jim and Kelly Mazzo
Cokie and Lee Perry
Lynne R. Pickens
William and Helen Pounds
Liz and Bob Pozen
George and Nancy Putnam
Melinda and James Rabb
Louise C. Riemer
Howard and Suze Rubin
Janet Traeger Salz Charitable Trust
The Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation
L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro
George D. Smith Fund, Inc.
Smith Han Charitable Fund
Bina and Robin Thompson
Hope H. van Beuren
Roger and Lynn Van Vreede Charitable Fund
J. David Wimberly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or (800) 220-7122.