WNET.org Receives Major Gift to Name Lincoln Center Studios

May 6th, 2010

Our Lincoln Center Studios opened officially on April 13th, and this Friday marks the debut of Need to Know, which will be one of several programs produced from our new location.

We are pleased to announce that we have received a $15 million gift from the Chairman of our Board of Trustees, Jim Tisch and his wife, Merryl to name the new WNET.ORG studios at Lincoln Center.

Since he was named Chairman of the Board of Trustees in 2007, Jim and Merryl have supported WNET.org and have contributed in many ways, but this gift takes their support further.  It is a vote of confidence in our vision for the future of public media in this community, and it is also a major profile raising gift.  Their gift marks the largest individual donation made to this organization in its nearly 50-year history.

You can read more about their generous donation in this New York Times article.

For more information about our Lincoln Center studios, visit wnet.org/about/lincoln-center.