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Associate Producer's Giving Circle

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of making a series come to life? This is your chance! 

What is the Associate Producer’s Giving Circle?

The Associate Producer's Giving Circle (APGC) is a giving circle of enlightened individuals in the United States and Canada who have been in the workforce for 7 to 10 years and are seeking a unique way to support local productions for WNED PBS. They are passionate about not-for-profit management, fundraising, networking and making a difference in their own community.

The exciting part is the circle is that members of APGC will be able to vote on their choice of which local production should be funded next! 


Lisa LaTrovato
Director of Leadership & Legacy Giving Programs
(716) 845-7031

What is the Commitment?

The APGC meets six times a year to hear from community leaders, learn about new productions underway at their PBS Station, take part in experiential events, networking opportunities and so much more.

An investment of $500 over the course of one year from each participant will be combined in one large sum to be invested in one production that has been greenlighted but needs the funds to become a reality.

Program Goals:

  • To raise awareness for the mission, vision and daily work of Buffalo Toronto Public Media
  • To inspire the next generation of community members and leaders to value and appreciate public media.


Expectations of being an APGC Member:

  • Attend events (Six sessions will take place from February to December)
  • Be willing to learn, network, have fun!
  • Actively participate and engage with your fellow APGC participants
  • Be willing to support the BTPMS commitment to inclusion
  • Invest $500 over the course of the year that will be designated all the end of the program


Program Highlights:

  • Kickoff Party in the Studio
  • BTPM 101 History and Highlights!
  • Community Speakers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Station Tour
  • Pitch Nights to learn about the productions under way
  • BTPM Board Meet & Greets … and more!


Program Specifications

  • Program duration: February 2024 – December 2024
  • Suggested age range: 27 – 45
  • $500 Investment: Funds will be added to a collective fund to be handed out at the end of the program to one lucky production!
  • Accommodations can be made upon request to ensure accessibility (e.g. interpretation, translation, mobility assistance)
  • Maximum of 20 participants: To ensure the best possible experience for every participant, there will be a maximum of 20 participants for the Class of 2024


Application Timeline

  • Applications are due by January 22, 2024
  • After the application period, BTPM will reach out to applicants for an interview in first two weeks of January.