WPBS receives generous donations throughout the year from our Spotlight Society members, and we are extremely grateful for each and every gift. Spotlight Society members are those who have given at a level of $1,000 or above and are people who want to do more than just watch television.

Spotlight Society members contribute to assist WPBS in leveraging the power of the media for the benefit of everyone in our two-nation region with outreach events, local documentaries and quality programming.

Please consider a leadership gift to WPBS and become a Spotlight Society member. Your gift will go a long way to make these services available in our two-nation community. Thank you for your generosity.

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Your membership support strengthens WPBS's ability to produce and distribute superior quality educational, informational, and cultural television programs that enrich the lives of the people of our two nation station. When you invest in WPBS, you help create a better and stronger community. Nearly 70% of our budget comes from generous members like you not from government or corporations. Your contribution makes a difference:

  • For children.
    WPBS dedicates 43 hours per week to broadcasting children's non-violent, commercial-free programming.
  • For education.
    From preschool through college, and adults, WPBS provides learning opportunities both on-air and online.
  • For our region.
    WPBS's local productions such as Stop DWI NY, Human Trafficking, Expedition Outdoors, and The Great Cable Carry, highlight our region, history and issues of critical interest to our viewers.

  • Please consider a gift of support and join the WPBS family by contacting Julie Weston at 315-782-3142 ext. 216 or email her at jweston@wpbstv.org.

    Fund the Future

    This board restricted reserve account was created in an effort to aid in our sustainability efforts and secure a long term future for your public television station. You can make a lasting difference to the broadcasting station that you have come to know, love and depend on for quality and excellence.

    Help the next generation

    Endowment funds are created by gifts that are invested in perpetuity and used to fund the desired activities as requested by the donor. All endowed gifts to WPBS are invested in a permanent endowment fund and administered by the Northern New York Community Foundation. Endowments are intended to make a difference and to be permanent enhancements to the mission of WPBS-DT.

    Be a Catalyst for Change

    WPBS DT works hard every day to innovate and encourage the integration of new technologies throughout the region. We have begun a long term effort to increase regional pride, and energize a new generation of leadership that will help increase philanthropic support, jobs and visitors throughout our region. Together, let us invest in innovation for our public television station, for our region, and for your future.

    Help Produce Local Content

    We support, showcase and promote our two nation community through our locally produced programs and outreach efforts. Whether a documentary about drunk driving, or a tourism piece promoting the region, WPBS produces award winning, and thought provoking local productions.

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