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


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 of filmmakers, and creating the Ken Burns legacy.

The Better Angels Society sees the study of the past as the surest way to help guide our future. As one donor said, “It’s sustaining and encouraging our democracy in an informed and civil manner.”

As a member of The Better Angels Society, you will be helping to preserve American history and shaping and informing current and future generations.

 

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, paid over four years. Better Angels enjoy special access to the production of Ken’s films, as well as the opportunity to engage with him and other well-known historians in discussions of the timeless issues his documentaries explore. Individual credits on specific films are also available for those making major gifts.

 

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

Donations are welcome at any level, Friends of the Better Angels will recieve a subscription to our newsletter and invitations to special screenings in your area.


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.

 

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 Kim Klein at (413) 341-3580email now or use the form below to request additional information.

 

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Donations are welcome at any level. 

Friends of the Better Angels will receive invitations to special screenings in your area, and a subscription to our newsletter. Your gift allows us to support the production of high-quality documentaries, educational outreach, and initiatives that emphasize civil discourse. The Better Angels Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

 
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