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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:
Darlene Marcos Shiley
The Conrad Prebys Foundation

and the following

The Bitzer Family Legacy Fund, in honor of Lloyd and Jo Ann Bitzer
Barbara Cohn 
Ann and George Colony 
In Memory of Dorothy Cullman
Lynn and Bruce Dayton
Grace and Ted Fey
GAT Family Foundation
Frances Gotcsik in memory of Frederick W. Swanton, Jr.
Ann and Graham Gund
The Ann Harder Charitable Foundation 
Chris and Sasha Heinz Family Foundation
Elise Jaffe and Jeffrey Brown
Jane and Jeffrey Marshall
Cherie Martinez 
Jim and Kelly Mazzo
Cokie and Lee Perry
William and Helen Pounds
Liz and Bob Pozen 
George and Nancy Putnam 
Melinda and James Rabb 
Suze Rubin
The Michael and Helen Schaffer Foundation
L. Dennis and Susan R. Shapiro
David Taplin
Roger and Lynn Van Vreede Charitable Fund
Carol Vassiliadis 
Margaret M. Winslow 
Six 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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