Members of Austin PBS's Leadership Circle have offered a 10K match!

Posted on Dec 22, 2019

In this season of honoring traditions, the continued importance of public television is worth recognizing.

Members of Austin PBS's Leadership Circle decided to do just that: recognize the value of this media space by offering a year-end matching challenge. Collectively they will meet every dollar we receive before 2020 up to $10,000! Leadership Circle member Michelle Martinez shared why this giving opportunity is so meaningful for her:

"I grew up with the quality programming PBS provides, which is why I support the local PBS station wherever I live. As a little girl I learned my ABCs and 123s from Sesame Street. I have fond memories of sitting on the couch with my mom and enjoying a bowl of popcorn as we watched the artists on Austin City Limits. Now as an adult I still enjoy Austin City Limits, along with Rick Bayless cooking shows and Masterpiece. Please join me in supporting Austin PBS as they continue to prepare children for success."

Consider Austin PBS for your year-end giving during this generous $10,000 match. As America’s largest classroom, PBS is available to all of America’s children – including those who can’t attend preschool. And as we age, Austin PBS grows right along with us, providing documentaries, news and art that keep us informed and engaged.

Make your year-end contribution here:

Work for a company that offers a matching gift program? Check the list to see if your employer participates and take advantage of these bonus charitable dollars. Is one of your resolutions out with the old and in with the new for 2020? If so, December is a great time to donate your old car, truck or boat. We take care of everything from pick-up to tax documents. Just call or fill out our vehicle donation form.

Plus a gift for you! Donate any amount before 2020 and you'll receive our Austin PBS Fan Kit! (new name! all new items!)

Thank you for allowing us to close out another year and another decade of being a safe, fun, educational space for us all. It's only possible because of you.