Giving Societies - WNET

Rosalind P. Walter Society

Support the Future of The WNET Group

 

The Rosalind P. Walter Society recognizes and honors individuals who have generously included a gift to WNET in a will or trust, through a beneficiary designation, or by creating a life income gift. They have come together to fund a future where our programs continue to engage, delight, inspire, and bring people together.

For more than 30 years, The Society’s namesake, Rosalind P. Walter, was a beloved WNET trustee and ambassador for public media. Roz provided extraordinary support to countless programs and series, including American Masters, which she helped to launch; Great Performances; NYC-Arts; Nature; PBS NewsHour Weekend; MetroFocus; Amanpour and Company; ALL ARTS, the work of Ric Burns and Ken Burns, and many specials.

Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, she grew up in Connecticut. At 19, while working the night shift as a riveter for Corsair fighter planes, she became an inspiration for the famous Evans and Loeb song, “Rosie the Riveter.”

She cared deeply about the quality and educational value of public television and understood the importance of reaching the broadest possible audience.

We are honored to carry on Roz’s legacy through the Rosalind P. Walter Society.

For the future of your public television station, there is no more important group of WNET supporters than the thoughtful and generous members of the Rosalind P. Walter Society. Please consider joining the Rosalind P. Walter Society and help to provide for the future of the station.

The Rosalind P. Walter Society recognizes and honors individuals who have generously included a gift to WNET in a will or trust, through a beneficiary designation, or by creating a life income gift. They have come together to fund a future where our programs continue to engage, delight, inspire, and bring people together.  For more than 30 years, The Society’s namesake, Rosalind P. Walter, was a beloved WNET trustee and ambassador for public media. Roz provided extraordinary support to countless programs and series, including American Masters, which she helped to launch; Great Performances; NYC-Arts; Nature; PBS NewsHour Weekend; MetroFocus; Amanpour and Company; ALL ARTS, the work of Ric Burns and Ken Burns, and many specials.  Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, she grew up in Connecticut. At 19, while working the night shift as a riveter for Corsair fighter planes, she became an inspiration for the famous Evans and Loeb song, “Rosie the Riveter.”  She cared deeply about the quality and educational value of public television and understood the importance of reaching the broadest possible audience.  We are honored to carry on Roz’s legacy through the <em>Rosalind P. Walter Society</em>.  For the future of your public television station, there is no more important group of WNET supporters than the thoughtful and generous members of the <em>Rosalind P. Walter Society</em>. Please consider joining the <em>Rosalind P. Walter Society</em> and help to provide for the future of the station.

Ways to Join

  • Include a bequest in your will to WNET.
  • Create a life-income gift arrangement that pays you income for life before a contribution comes to WNET.
  • Name WNET as beneficiary of a life insurance policy or IRA.
  • Establish a trust that provides income for WNET before passing assets along to your heirs.

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The Impact of Your Giving

$10,000

could expand our portfolio of news programming

to fill critical gaps in public media and in the overall news landscape while deepening a long-standing commitment to diversity in front of and behind the camera.

$50,000

could enable unparalleled access to high-quality arts content

 through programs and platforms such as American Masters, Great Performances, and ALL ARTS, each highlighting diverse artists from the past, present, and future.

$250,000

could underwrite a new digital transformation,

fundamentally changing production, distribution and the ways we engage audiences to reach younger viewers and provide viewers with access to unique experiences. 

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