WETA | October 20, 2021

WETA Engages People of All Ages in the Joy of Lifelong Learning


For nearly 60 years, WETA and Classical WETA have served Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with high-quality, educational cultural, news and public affairs programs and services. Combined Federal Campaign and workplace giving contributions from individual community members have provided vital support to help make WETA’s public service possible.

An independent, not-for-profit public broadcaster and producer, WETA’s mission is to produce and distribute content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that pique the audience’s curiosity and interest in the world around them, providing opportunities for lifelong learning for all who seek enrichment, inspiration and information.

CFC and workplace giving contributions support the broadcast of WETA’s five TV channels — WETA PBS, WETA UK, WETA PBS Kids, WETA World and WETA Metro. Viewers enjoy popular programs such as Finding Your Roots, Masterpiece, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow and Nature. Classical WETA is the exclusive home of classical music in Greater Washington, both on air at 90.9 FM and via classicalweta.org. Contributions help fund the inspiring offerings, including radio productions produced by WETA with leading area cultural institutions, opera favorites every Saturday afternoon and a dedicated podcast that explores classical music in-depth.

In addition to broadcasts and productions, WETA has developed valuable national education services including Well Beings, a public media campaign addressing the critical health needs of Americans through storytelling, conversation and events. Projects for parents and teachers include LDOnline.org, ReadingRockets.org, ColorinColorado.org and AdLit.org.

On the ground in the local community, WETA’s services include Ready To Learn workshops that show families, child-care providers and teachers how to leverage public television’s kids shows to help young viewers learn to read. Workplace contributions also support WETA’s acclaimed local and national television productions.

A top producer of public affairs, history, and arts and cultural programming, WETA creates some of the finest, most-watched programming in television, including the award-winning PBS NewsHour, Washington Week and much more. WETA works with a wide range of independent filmmakers to produce and present works including Ken Burns’s Muhammad Ali and Hemingway, Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Finding Your Roots and The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, the Peabody Award-winning Asian Americans, and many more.

As a non-profit, WETA relies on members of the community to support the company’s mission of service. It is the collective support of members, donors, listeners, viewers, parents, teachers and many others that sustains WETA’s important work.

Your gift to WETA is a gift to the people of your community.

Through your support, you are helping others in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond, empowering audiences to share the joy of learning, to stay informed as citizens, to benefit from a deeper understanding of the nation’s history, and to experience the nourishment of the arts and sublime music. Your CFC contributions will help WETA continue to provide a unique service to the national capital region, creating content of true consequence and bring important ideas to life on behalf of the public.

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As a donor, you can support WETA by donating to them through your employer’s workplace giving program (CFC#99581 if you’re a military or federal employee participating in the Combined Federal Campaign). Payroll pledges made through employer-sponsored charitable giving programs represent a cost effective and near effortless way to support your favorite charities.

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