Society for Excellence

Demonstrate Excellence in Public Media

Society for Excellence members are passionate about public media and through their generosity, enable Detroit Public TV to expand upon its mission of delivering authentic and trustworthy media – programs that inspire, educate, and innovate.

The generosity of our donors is recognized with a range of exclusive opportunities including meetings and public recognition, based on giving level.

Your contribution is tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law

Society for Excellence Giving Levels

Patron Circle $1,000 – $2,499

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  • Subscription to DPTV Passport on-demand streaming access
  • Invitation to Society for Excellence events*
  • Invitation to Tech & Tours*
  • Invitation for 2 to Bravo! Annual Donor Gala*
  • Subscription to monthly Society for Excellence e-Newsletter
  • Recognition in our Annual Report, Media that Matters
  • Access to a Dedicated Philanthropic Giving staff member (see contacts at right)*

Innovator’s Circle $2,500 – $4,999

All benefits listed above, plus…

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  • Invitation to Fall Preview Luncheon*
  • Invitation to premiere screenings*
  • Invitation to special ticketed events*

Director’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

All benefits listed above, plus…

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  • Invitations to events and conversations with DPTV producers and on-air hosts*
  • Advance notice of behind-the-scenes opportunities
  • Annual personalized report from the President and CEO

Smith Family Leadership Circle – Capacity and Context in a Complex World

As a patron of the Smith Family Leadership Circle of giving, you commit to building the capacity and expertise at Detroit Public Television that translates to deep and evolving understanding of our community and the resources needed to serve at our highest quality.  You may choose to direct your gifts of $10,000 or more annually to programming in one of the five named program categories or you may decide to direct DPTV to utilize your investment in a flexible manner where it is most needed.  Our five programming categories are:

Smith Family Leadership Circle Giving Levels

The William and Patsy Smith Leadership Circle – $10,000-$24,999

All benefits listed above, plus…

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  • Invitations annual Stakeholder Meeting for program area of your choice*
  • Invitations to live-tapings*
  • On-Air Recognition in a bi-monthly group spot around primetime programming

President’s Circle $25,000 – $49,999

All benefits listed above, plus…

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  • Invitation to President’s Circle Luncheon*
  • On-Air Recognition in an individual spot four times per year around available programming of your choice
  • Name listed as a supporter of the DPTV Programming initiative of your choice on the dptv.org website for 12 months
  • Opportunity to participate at a taping or workshop and interact for the day with on-air talent and crew*
  • Opportunity to have your gift presented as a challenge grant on-air

Chairman’s Circle $50,000 – plus

All benefits listed above, plus…

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  • Invitation to a personal discussion with DPTV President and CEO and Board of Trustee Chair*
  • On-air recognition in an individual spot eight times per year around available programming of your choice

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person events are currently on hold

Contacts

Malcolm Bondon, Donor Relations Coordinator
mbondon@dptv.org
248-305-3786

Jenna Moritz, Senior Major Gifts Officer
jmoritz@dptv.org
248-305-3742

Ryan Laurie, Vice President, Development Operations
rlaurie@dptv.org
248-305-3908

To download a printable donation form, click here >

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