Arizona PBS receives $200,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation

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The grant will be used to support new member pledge drives and other pledge incentives, beginning with Eight’s “New Member March,” during which Newman’s Own Foundation will match any new member pledges dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, through the entire month of March.

“We are proud that Newman’s Own Foundation is continuing the legacy of its founder, Paul Newman, by supporting public television across the country,” said Dana Robling, associate general manager for marketing and development. “This grant to Eight, Arizona PBS demonstrates Newman’s Own Foundation’s commitment to ensuring Arizona has a trusted source for news, information and open dialogue. This is an extraordinary opportunity for Arizona PBS, and we are excited to invite our viewers to help us maximize this challenge grant through their contributions to the station.”

This grant is part of a $2.6 million commitment that Newman’s Own Foundation is making to public broadcasting stations around the country. Together, Paul Newman and the Foundation have been supporting public broadcasting for over 30 years with more than $12 million in grants.

“Paul Newman believed that the independent voice played a critical role in making our world a better place,” said Robert Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “We are proud to uphold his values through our longstanding support of public broadcasting, and specifically through our funding of Eight, Arizona PBS.”

Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $400 million to thousands of charities around the world.

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