Leadership Giving

Be a Leader in the Public Media Community

THIRTEEN Patrons are passionate about public media and through their generosity, enable WNET to expand upon its mission of delivering authentic and trustworthy media – programs that inspire, educate, and innovate.

The generosity of our donors is recognized with a range of exclusive opportunities including on-air and online recognition, based on giving level.

Your contribution is tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

Leadership Giving Levels

Patron Circle $1,500 - $2,499

A dedicated assistance line, invitations to special events, behind-the-scenes newsletters, and much more!

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  • Subscription to THIRTEEN Passport on-demand streaming access
  • Invitation to Patron Preview event
  • Invitation to Tech & Tours (behind-the-scenes tour and Passport concierge service)
  • Invitation to Annual Gala Benefit
  • Subscription to monthly Patron e-Newsletter
  • THIRTEEN Patron MemberCard and accompanying benefits
  • Recognition in our Annual Review and digital Donor Wall at the Tisch WNET Studio

Your contribution is tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

Innovator’s Circle $2,500 - $4,999

All benefits listed above, plus...

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  • Invitation to Spring Luncheon
  • Invitation to premiere screenings

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Director’s Circle $5,000 - $9,999

All benefits listed above, plus...

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  • Invitations to events and conversations with PBS producers and on-air hosts
  • Select ticket offers from TICKETBOOTH THIRTEEN*
  • Advance notice of travel experiences

Your contribution is tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.

Producer’s Circle $10,000 - $24,999

All benefits listed above, plus...

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  • Invitations to salon-style gatherings with journalists and cultural luminaries
  • Invitations to live-tapings
  • On-Air Recognition in a bi-monthly group spot around primetime programming

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President's Circle $25,000 - $49,999

All benefits listed above, plus...

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  • Invitation to President's Circle Dinner
  • Private lunch with WNET President & CEO
  • On-Air Recognition in an individual spot four times per year around programming of your choice
  • Opportunity to have your gift presented as a challenge grant on-air

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Chairman's Circle $50,000 - $99,999

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  • On-air Recognition in an individual spot eight times per year around programming of your choice

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Visionary Circle $100,000 and above

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  • On-air Recognition in an individual spot twelve or more times per year around programming of your choice

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WNET Behind the Scenes

WNET: Behind the Scenes with Neal Shapiro


Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, talks about his ten years at WNET and the big initiatives launching this fall.

WNET: A Look Inside the Path Intake Center


Your support makes partnerships like the Path Family Intake Center’s Children’s Wait Space possible.

WNET: Behind the Scenes with NATURE


Fred Kaufman, Executive Producer of NATURE, talks about H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter, a film he describes as “one of the most profound stories we’ve ever done.”