Society for Excellence
For more information about joining the Society For Excellence please contact:
Vice President, Major & Planned Giving
$1,000 - Society for Excellence
- Direct line to Vice President of major gifts for feedback, questions
- Invitations to celebrity meet & greet events
- Invitations to annual Bravo donor dinner
- Annual Report listing
$10,000 - William H. Smith Family Leadership Circle
This level includes all of the preceding benefits in addition to:
- Members can direct their gifts to programming in one of the five named program categories and will be provided with periodic reports on how their funds are being invested in programming.
- Members will receive advance notice about special programming in their categories.
- We are especially pleased to invite Smith Family Leadership Circle members to a series of Board of Trustees Content Briefings on the five categories for their input, as well as to special events and other key gatherings of DPTV supporters.
- Members’ names will appear in on-air announcements recognizing their program category support, if they so choose.
- In addition, Smith Family Leadership Circle members are welcome to visit us here at the Riley Broadcast Center and meet with the President and other key staff.
On June 13, 2013, we gathered, once again, to celebrate new friendships and renew old acquaintances at the historic Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle. The annual Bravo dinner is our way of saying thank you to our growing list of Society for Excellence major donors.
During dinner, we presented a 12-minute video, produced in-house specifically for the Bravo dinner, featuring DPTV staff members who express their thoughts about what it means to be part of the public television mission and why donor support is the essential element behind the programs you love.
Watch the video here for this “behind the scenes” look with some remarkably creative people.
You may also enjoy viewing some photos from the Bravo event.