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.
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.
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.
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.