Society for Excellence

S4E.gifThe Society for Excellence was established to recognize individuals who have contributed $1,000 or more annually to support programming on WTVS Detroit Public Television.

The Society's mission is to bring members together for unique experiences that celebrate public television's commitment to educate, entertain and inspire.

Through their leadership, Society for Excellence members also serve as ambassadors for Detroit Public TV, encouraging others to join this effort to use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding.

For more information about joining the Society For Excellence please contact:
James J. Lewis | 248.305.3749

Click here to join the Society for Excellence >


 Visit the William H. Smith Family Leadership Circle to learn more about making contributions of $10,000 and above.

$1,000 - Society for Excellence

  • Invitations to celebrity meet & greet events
  • Invitation to our annual Bravo donor appreciation dinner
  • Special ticket opportunities through DPTV partner organizations
  • Annual Report listing



On June 12, 2014, more than 130 Society for Excellence members 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 the dinner, we presented a video produced in-house specifically for the Bravo! event, featuring some of our wonderful community partners who express their thoughts about the importance and benefit of partnering with Detroit Public Television and why donor support is key in making these valuable partnerships happen. View the video here >  View photos here >  

If you're interested in being a sponsor of our 2015 Bravo! event,
please contact Michelle Gaisser | 248.305.3739

Generously Sponsored By: 

Plante Moran Wealth Management   

Additional Support Provided By:



Michelle Gaisser | 248.305.3739
Manager, Member Engagement

Ryan Laurie | 248.305.3908
Vice President, Individual Giving  

James J. Lewis | 248.305.3749
Manager, Major Giving

Jenna Moritz | 248.305.3742
Major Gifts Officer 

Catherine Pappas | 248.305.3805
Major Gifts Officer

Society for Excellence EVENTS

2014 BRAVO! Dinner

2014 Premiere Night

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