PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger shares her thoughts on what the PBS Foundation means to the future of public broadcasting.

Foundation Board

Donald A. Baer

Washington, D.C.
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Fred Berens

Miami, FL
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Afsaneh Beschloss

Washington, D.C.
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Mary G.F. Bitterman

San Francisco, CA
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Donald K. Boswell

Buffalo, NY
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Wendy W. Dayton

Wayzata, MN
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John Domaschko

Cincinnati, OH
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Susan Jacobson

Philadelphia, PA
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Paula A. Kerger

Washington, D.C.
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Susan Marcus

Austin, TX
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Jonathan S. Raclin

Sea Island, GA
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Laurie S. Silvers

Boca Raton, FL
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David R. Weaver

Boston, MA
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Foundation Staff

Brian Reddington

Executive
Director
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Karen Avery

Senior Director
Institutional Giving
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Carrie Scott

Senior Director
Principal Gifts
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Ted Libbey

Senior Manager
Communications
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Anarosa Rohan

Director
Institutional Giving
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Jennie Adler

Assistant Director
Philanthropic Services
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Awards & Recognition

Emmy Awards

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Kidscreen Awards

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Peabody Awards

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Webby Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PBS Foundation?

The PBS Foundation is both a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a 509(a)(3) supporting organization to PBS. Its purpose is to seek, cultivate, and receive philanthropic gifts and grants at the national level for PBS. The Foundation administers these gifts on behalf of PBS.

Is the PBS Foundation part of PBS?

Yes. Since its establishment in 2004, the PBS Foundation has partnered with PBS and its member stations to advance the mission of public broadcasting throughout the United States. The PBS Foundation does not provide funding for any organization other than PBS.

If I make a gift to the PBS Foundation, is it tax deductible?

Yes. All contributions to the PBS Foundation are 100 percent tax-deductible. When you make a gift to the PBS Foundation, it will be officially acknowledged in writing. This letter is your receipt and provides proof to the IRS of your gift.

What kinds of gifts/contributions does the PBS Foundation accept?

The Foundation seeks out major gifts and grants to support high-priority activities of PBS and to increase its endowment, and will accept unsolicited gifts of any size. The Foundation accepts cash, securities, bequests, and most kinds of property, but cannot accept donations of vehicles, boats, or timeshares.