JOIN US


Join this vibrant community of dedicated, like-minded individuals.

The immediate goal of The Society is to complete funding for the documentary films currently in production, as well as the educational engagement tools that accompany each film.  In addition, we are funding specific projects that fulfill a larger mission, such as film restoration, supporting a new generation of documentary filmmakers and lifelong learning events.
 

Better Angels enjoy many special benefits as a member, such as special access to the production of Ken's films, as well as the opportunity to engage with him, other filmmakers working in collaboration with him, and other well-   known historians in discussions of timeless issues his documentaries explore. Individual credits on specific films are  also available for those making major gifts.  Most importantly, by donating, you are joining a nationwide community of people who are committed to American history and its impact on people's lives. You'll also be helping to develop a robust educational engagement plan to deliver the films of Ken Burns and his collaborators, along with their accompanying classroom materials, to schools across the  country.

 

BENEFITs


Better Angels Society members have shown their commitment to the vision of Ken Burns and his team by making a donation of $100,000 or more (payable over four years). Those Better Angels wishing to restrict their gift to a specific film enjoy an underwriting credit. For those wishing to make a transformational gift or to establish your legacy through a bequest, please contact us for a unique and personalized review of opportunities that will support the organization well in to the future. For more information contact Amy Berg at 970-404-4269.

 

BENEFITS

Directors Level - $1,000,000 and Above

  • Single-card, stand-alone underwriting credit at the beginning and end of every episode, on every PBS broadcast of your supported film
  • Credit on the educational or home video DVD and every Internet download
  • Tour of Gettysburg with Ken Burns for you or your designated charity
  • Invitations to Florentine Films headquarters in Walpole, NH, for special pre-broadcast screenings and behind-the-scenes meetings with filmmakers, historians and other experts
  • Historical gift from Ken Burns
  • Annual briefing by Ken Burns on the status of projects
  • Special invitations to pre-broadcast screenings and conversations
  • Invitation to The Better Angels Society Annual Meeting
  • Complete set of the Ken Burns Film Library
  • Personally signed DVD, poster, and book for the film(s) supported
  • A subscription to our newsletter


Producers Level - $500,000 and Above

  • Share an underwriting credit on the same card with two other donors at the beginning and end of every episode, on every PBS broadcast of your supported film
  • Credit on the educational or home video DVD and every Internet download
  • Invitations to Florentine Films headquarters in Walpole, NH, for special pre-broadcast screenings and behind-the-scenes meetings with filmmakers, historians and other experts
  • Historical gift from Ken Burns
  • Special invitations to pre-broadcast screenings and conversations
  • Invitation to The Better Angels Society Annual Meeting
  • Complete set of the Ken Burns Film Library
  • Personally signed DVD, poster and book for the film(s) supported
  • A subscription to our newsletter

Editors Level - $250,000 and Above

  • Share an underwriting credit on the same card with two other donors at the beginning and end of every episode, on every PBS broadcast of your supported film
  • Credit on the educational or home video DVD and every Internet download
  • Invitations to Florentine Films headquarters in Walpole, NH, for special pre-broadcast screenings and behind-the-scenes meetings with filmmakers, historians and other experts
  • Invitation to The Better Angels Society Annual Meeting
  • Complete set of the Ken Burns Film Library
  • Personally signed DVD, poster and book for the film(s) supported
  • A subscription to our newsletter

Better Angels Level - $100,000 and Above

  • Share an underwriting credit on the same card with multiple donors at the beginning and end of every episode, on every PBS broadcast of your supported film
  • Credit on the educational or home video DVD and every Internet download
  • Invitation to The Better Angels Society Annual Meeting
  • Complete set of the Ken Burns Film Library
  • Personally signed DVD, poster and book for the film(s) supported
  • A subscription to our newsletter

Friends of The Better Angels - Below $100,000

We encourage anyone interested in our mission to engage as Friends of The Better Angels.

Donations to The Better Angels Society are deeply appreciated at any level. These donors, the Friends of The Better Angels, will receive a subscription to our quarterly e-newsletter and name recognition on our website and on all donor lists as well as invitations to special screenings in your area, wherever possible.

$50,000 and above:

  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • Listing in our annual report
  • Boxed set of Ken Burns's America and American Lives*
  • Invitations to special screenings in your area
  • Name recognition on our website and on all donor lists

$25,000 and above:

  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • Listing in our annual report
  • Boxed set of Ken Burns's America
  • Invitations to special screenings in your area
  • Name recognition on our website and on all donor lists

$10,000 and above:

  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • Listing in our annual report
  • Invitations to special screenings in your area
  • Name recognition on our website and on all donor lists

Gifts Welcome at Any Level

  • Subscription to our quarterly newsletter
  • Name recognition on our website and on all donor lists

*Or the equivalent in streaming downloads

Better Angels also receive invitations to pre-broadcast screenings and other events in their area, a subscription to our newsletter, and an invitation to The Better Angels Society Annual Gathering. Most importantly, by donating you are joining a nationwide community of people who are committed to American history and its impact on people’s lives.

You’ll also be helping develop a robust educational engagement plan to deliver the films of Ken Burns and their accompanying classroom materials to schools across the country.

Multiple annual contributions might, over the life of longer projects, place a donor in a higher membership tier and permit that donor to enjoy all associated benefits.

 

Support us


The immediate goal of The Better Angels Society is to complete funding for the documentary films currently in production, as well as the educational engagement tools that accompany each film. In addition, we are funding specific projects that fulfill a larger long-term mission, such as film restoration and preservation, supporting a new generation filmmakers, and creating the Ken Burns legacy.

We are happy to create a custom package for those wishing to make a transformation gift of $1 million or more. Please call Amy Berg at 970-404-4269,  email now  or use the form below to request additional information.

 

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