The Newton N. Minow Founders Society

Newton N. Minow received the PBS “Be More” Award.
Newton N. Minow received the PBS “Be More” Award. This annual tribute celebrates individuals who embody the spirit of helping Americans to discover more, to experience more, and to “Be More.” PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger presented the award at the PBS Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 2016.

The Newton N. Minow Founders Society is a special group that honors individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to our future through the establishment of a bequest, trust, or other planned giving arrangement. The Society is named in honor of Newton N. Minow, who dedicated more than 60 years of service to PBS and was the first donor to indicate that WTTW and WFMT was included in his estate plan. Newt’s commitment to the “public interest” always came first, and we celebrate his legacy by encouraging others to make similar commitments to our future.

Benefits of the Newton N. Minow Founders Society include:

  • Private, behind-the-scenes studio tour of WTTW and WFMT for you and your guests
  • Invitation to an annual appreciation event for you and a guest
  • Invitations to exclusive WTTW and WFMT events and receptions with our on-air personalities
  • Subscription to The Guide, our member magazine

If you have already included WTTW and/or WFMT in your estate plans, please go to the Newton N. Minow Founders Society Form to let us know. We would like to thank and welcome you into this special group of members.

For more information on how you can become a member of the Newton N. Minow Founders Society, please contact the Planned Giving Office at (773) 509-5553 or e-mail

Photos From Our Recent Newton N. Minow Founders Society Appreciation Event


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