Honoring Henry Becton With a Campaign Gift

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series The Henry Becton Collection

WGBH President Henry Becton will be passing the baton in October 2007 to Executive VP/COO Jon Abbott, and stepping into the role of vice chair.

Henry Becton
Henry Becton at the 2006 alumni reunion.

As we make this historic transition, a new fund has been added to WGBH’s Breaking New Ground Campaign to honor WGBH’s fifth president, whose vision, leadership, and entrepreneurial spirit has brought our organization to such impressive heights. WGBH employees—current and past—are invited to contribute to The Becton Fund.

This endowed fund will support future editorial efforts that carry on the legacy of excellence that has set the standard for us all.

WGBH Trustee David Mugar established The Becton Fund with a $1 million Campaign contribution. Trustee Bill Pounds then added $1 million—his second million-dollar Campaign donation. Gifts of any size are welcome, to build on their generosity.

To learn more about the Campaign, which is helping to enable WGBH’s upcoming move to our new all-digital studios in Brighton , go to www.wgbh.org/campaign. To make a gift online, click on Make a Gift. To direct that gift to The Becton Fund, use the Comments box. Gifts also may be directed to the Campaign’s Building Fund, Building Endowment, or Strategic Opportunities Fund. You’ll find details about each one on the site.

A gift of $500 earns you a spot on the Groundbreakers’ Wall in our new Brighton studios. If you’re interested in appearing on the Wall, please contact Caitlin Downey (617-300-3801, ) by Wednesday, January 31. Contributions may be paid in full or in installments through your credit card.

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