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Major Gifts

Level of Annual Giving and Benefits

CET's mission is to positively contribute to the quality of life in Greater Cincinnati. While times and technology may change, CET's mission endures -- to use our resources to educate, enrich and engage the many communities we serve. Over 50% of CET's mission is funded by the local community that we serve and that is why we count on your generosity. Thank you for considering a gift to CET at one of the following levels.

Levels of Annual Giving

  • CET Premier Circle  - $1,000 to $2,499
  • CET Director's Circle- $2,500 to $4,999
  • CET Producer's Circle  - $5,000 to $9,999
  • CET President's Circle  - $10,000 or more

 Premier Circle

The Premier Circle is CET's major giving club. This special group of CET suporters provide leadership by giving $1000 or more each year.

Premier Circle

CET's Premier Circle
Front Row: Jean Bloch, Sallie Wadsworth, Norma Petersen, Ramola “NoNo” Allen, Dee Shaffer, and Fran Cohen, Chair - Premier Circle Committee
Middle Row: Marvy Nankovitch, Bill Victor, Jane Ellis, Jodelle Crosset, and Barbara Kellar
Back Row: Bill Powell and Larry Kellar. Not pictured: Linda Fath, Alice Fegelman, Juddy Solomon, Alice Sparks, Gary West, and Gene Wilson

Levels of Benefits

CET Premier Circle Level - $1,000 to $2,499

  • Invitation to exclusive Special Events and Screenings
  • Invitation for a Guided Tour of CET
  • Special Invitation to CET's Fall Preview Event
  • Name Recognition in Selected CET materials, if desired
  • Name Recognition on Website,, if desired
  • Video Lending Library
  • Subscription to Public Media Connect– CET's Exclusive Member Program Guide
  • Complimentary 1 yr. subscription of Public Media Connect Program Guide for a friend
  • CET MemberCard (2 for 1 Dining/Activity Card)
  • E-mail newsletter

CET Director's Circle Level - $2,500 to $4,999

  • All items at the Premier Circle Level plus...
  • Semi-Annual State of CET Luncheon
  • Ticket Opportunities for Selected Events
  • Invitation to Watch Tapings of In-Studio Productions in CET's Production Control
  • Enrollment, if desired, for Your Children/Grandchildren in the CET Kids Club

CET Producer's Circle Level - $5,000 to $9,999

  • All items at the Director's Circle Level plus...
  • Invitation to a Private Tour
  • Special on-air Recognition, if desired

CET President's Circle Level - $10,000 or more per year

  • All items at the Producer's Circle Level plus...
  • Private Meeting with PBS Personalities and Producers (when available)
  • Invitation to Meet Privately with the President
  • Annual Dinner with Select Leadership Staff and Board Members
  • One time use of Studio Space for a Private Function by Special Arrangement

For further information on joining CET's Partners or Premier Circle, please contact Sue Ellen Stuebing at or (513) 345-6516, or Dan Virzi at or 513-345-6582.

Newman's Own Foundation

Make your gift go further! Newman’s Own Foundation will match any donation from new members and any upgraded donation from current members. 

Thank You!

CET thanks the following restaurants for their generous donation:

Dixie Chili -Newport, KY

Domino’s Pizza - Downton Cincinnati

Skyline Chili - Newport, KY

Keystone Bar & Grill - Covington, KY

CET thanks the following groups and organizations for donating their time and services:

Friends of CET

Cincinnati Insurance Companies

Friends of the POPs

A Note Worth Sharing - - -

Dear sir or madam,

We felt compelled to write about an extraordinary woman whose life support in her last years of life was your wonderful Arts station.
Norma Sweet was 94 when she passed last week. Independent to her end, she continued to live her own life in her own way and struggled with the loneliness that was her constant companion once she lost her son three years ago. 

It was then that she discovered your station on PBS. She found a lifeline that lifted her and gave her true enjoyment while her interest in your programming blossomed. 

Norma's eyes were getting bad and she was no longer able to read like she wanted to, so you filled a very deep void and gave her the entertainment she craved. 

She was constantly delighted and appreciative, as were myself and my husband as we visited her each week and heard of the different artists she had seen on your programs. It was such a bright spot in her otherwise dull life.

She thanks you and we thank you.

We will be contributors forever.

Robin and Joani Lacy