Everyone can make a difference. The Better Angels Society is comprised of individuals with an interest in preserving American history and introducing that history to current and future generations. Donor support is provided specifically to documentary films and their educational outreach materials, as well as support of civil discourse around the content of the films.


Gifts of $5 Million and Above

Blavatnik Family Foundation
John & Catherine Debs ☆
Fullerton Family Charitable Trust ☆
Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine, The Crimson Lion Foundation
David Rubenstein

Gifts of $1 Million to $4.99 Million

Amy & David Abrams
Jay Alix & Una Jackman
Gilchrist Baker Berg
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Ken Burns
Diane & Hal Brierley ☆
Warren Buffett
Jan & Rick Cohen
The Cousins Family Foundation
Barbara & Ray Dalio
Alan & Marcia Docter
John Fisher & Jennifer Caldwell
The Golkin Family Foundation
Allan and Shelley Holt
Kissick Family Foundation
David H. Koch
The Koret Foundation
David & Susan Kreisman
Jo Carole & Ronald Lauder
Leslie & John McQuown
Minnesota Community Foundation
The Montrone Family
Russell & Carla Paonessa & Family
Mauree Jane & Mark Perry
David & Kelly Pfeil, The Pfeil Foundation ☆
Lynda & Stewart Resnick
Schwartz-Reisman Foundation
Stephen & Barbara Slaggie Family
Bobby & Polly Stein ☆
Mr. Jack C. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tudor Jones
The Sunset Fund
The University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust
Plus Anonymous Donors

Gifts of $100,000 to $999,999

Mercedes T. Bass
James R. Berdell Foundation
Russell Berrie Foundation
Bernstein Family Foundation
The Bezos Family Foundation
David Bonderman
Augusta Brown Holland, Brooke Brown Barzun, and Owsley Brown III
Stuart & Joanna Brown
The Campbell Foundation
Gary & Nancy Chartrand
Lester Crown
Michael Collins & Sandy Collins Foundation
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Drusie & Jim Davis
Robert Davis
Jonathan & Deborah Dawson
Jon Dawson
Ted Dintersmith & Elizabeth Hazard
Ray & Dagmar Dolby Family Fund
Gail & Richard Elden
Gail & Al Engelberg
Rosemary Enrico
Tracy & William Frist, M.D.
Sandra & Bert Getz
Marilyn & Michael Glosserman
GHR Foundation, Amy Goldman
Robert & Beverly Grappone
Dana & Karol Hamel
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Laurene Powell Jobs
The Lyda Hill Foundation
Philip Kent ☆
Deborah Kern
Rocco & Debby Landesman
The Lavender Butterfly Fund
Mindy Lefevre
Sherry & Alan Leventhal
Lillian Lovelace
The Lynch Foundation
Jacqueline B. Mars
Mannion Family Foundation
Tom & Bonnie McCloskey ☆
Cappy & Janie McGarr ☆
McManemin Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas
Joan Wellhouse Newton
Offit Family Trust
Sharon & Jay Rockefeller
Segal Family Foundation
Donna & Fred Seigel
Susan & Charles Shanor
Stephen M. Silberstein Foundation
Michelle Smith ☆
Gillian & Robert Steel
Dick & Donna Strong
Barbara Sweet
Daphne & Anthony White
Sue and John Wieland
Leah Joy Zell and The Joy Foundation
Plus Anonymous Donors