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.
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.
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.
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.