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Membership & Giving

Support PBS North Carolina

Viewers like you make public media possible. Explore member benefits and ways to give to PBS North Carolina. 

Why Donate to PBS North Carolina? 

People are at the heart of PBS North Carolina: our viewers, donors, little ones and communities continue to grow and learn each day through our national and local content, kids’ programs and community outreach. Your contributions help us educate, entertain, inform and inspire all North Carolinians. 

Make a gift today. 

Membership Benefits

Join our community of more than 90K members who believe in the mission of public media and ensure quality programming is available for all ages. 

Assorted Center Piece Magazine covers

Monthly Program Guide for Your Coffee Table

Our monthly magazine Centerpiece has been a staple for PBS North Carolina viewers for more than 40 years running. Enjoy unique articles about upcoming original programs and events!

PBS NC Passport

PBS NC Passport on the PBS App

Our most popular member benefit! Stream more of your favorite PBS shows online and on the PBS App with PBS NC Passport. Watch anytime, anywhere. 

Ways to Give

The generous donations contributed to PBS North Carolina through our on-air pledge drives, annual fund challenges and Grow Together campaigns help support PBS North Carolina’s efforts to reach more communities. These efforts expand infrastructure and network access, connect teachers with virtual resources, build innovative technology and mobile apps, and continue North Carolina’s safety network of emergency response and urgent weather updates.

Donate Today for Annual Membership

Your support to PBS North Carolina provides educational resources to our youngest viewers, entertains people of all ages and ensures North Carolinians stay informed and inspired. 
Donate Now > 

Donate Monthly as a Sustaining Member

Becoming a monthly donor is easy, efficient and makes a lasting impact over time. Learn more about becoming a monthly donor and join our community of sustainers today! 
Learn more about sustaining membership > 

Make a Philanthropic Gift

Build a long-lasting relationship with our team when you contribute a minimum of $1,000+ annually. Give $25,000+ to support a particular project or station-wide initiative! 
Meet our Gift Officers >

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to support PBS North Carolina. Find the perfect way for you to contribute including matching gifts, estate planning, Donor Advised Funds and more! 
Explore the many ways to donate > 

Member and Donor Stories: Why I Give to PBS North Carolina

Meet PBS NC Sustainer Carol Risucci

PBS NC Sustainer Carol Risucci shares how PBS shaped her childhood and how her children grew up watching PBS as well. Thank you for sharing your story, Carol!

"PBS North Carolina brings my family together throughout the week watching the PBS NewsHour, giving to us honest news of the day without bias. Our Saturday and Sunday evenings are filled with wonderful entertainment from 7 PM to Midnight. Most recently we have been absorbed in Atlantic Crossing and World on Fire. We can't wait until the next season arrives for the various Masterpiece series that we watch, and we are so disappointed when each Masterpiece series concludes. No matter the program, PBS North Carolina never disappoints."

Diane (Summerfield, NC)

"My wife and I love PBS. It truly is one of the few TV networks, broadcast, cable, or streaming, that provides a variety of programming. News, science, politics, and of course those great British TV shows. My wife and I Iook forward every Saturday and Sunday to view the evening British shows. MASTERPIECE offers some of the greatest of all time. Our lives would be drab without PBS."

Robert (Roxboro, NC) 


"We've supported PBS NC since the early '80s, enjoying brilliant science shows, travel, documentaries, local profiles, and Masterpiece dramas - and years of Sesame Street when our daughter was young. We turn to PBS almost every evening to keep learning and enjoy quality programming. We are proud sponsors." 

Anne & Robert Stokley (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

Have questions about membership & giving? We have answers.

When can I reach someone at PBS North Carolina?  

You may email your request for assistance to Audience Services at or at 888-292-7070. Our hours of operation are 9-5 Monday-Friday. Please allow 24 hours for a response to your email.  

How do I update my account’s biographical information or request to no longer receive emails/mailings?

Please contact Audience Services Staff at 888-292-7070 or by email at

Where can I update my credit card online?

Monthly sustainers can update their credit card here or donors may also contact Audience Services for assistance at 888-292-7070.

How do I request my pledge to be changed?

Please contact Audience Services to assist you with your account. The telephone number is 888-292-7070 or if you wish to send an email, contact 

How do I renew my membership or donate to support PBS North Carolina?

For viewers who wish to donate to PBS North Carolina online, please visit . You may also contact Audience Services for immediate assistance at 888-292-7070 from Monday-Friday from 9 AM5 PM. 

Why am I receiving membership notices when I recently contributed?  

It is possible that our member notices and your payments are crossing in the mail. If you believe your account is listed in error, please contact Audience Services at  

What is the PBS NC Tax ID Number for my employer to match my donation?  

University of North Carolina Center for Public Media (PBS North Carolina) 
10 UNC-TV Drive 
PO Box 14900 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4900 
Tax ID: 56-6172047

How do I give a Donor Advised Fund or IRA Charitable gift?

Please give to our 501c3:
The North Carolina Public Television Foundation 
10 UNC TV Drive 
P.O. Box 12231 
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2231
Tax ID: 58-1720178

Are there any volunteer opportunities with PBS North Carolina?

There are currently no available Volunteer opportunities at PBS North Carolina. Please follow our website for any updates. 

Where is the thank you gift that I ordered when I made my contribution?

“Thank you” gifts selected during a fundraising effort are typically mailed within 4-6 weeks after a contribution has been processed to a donor’s account.  We will contact our donors if there is an additional delay in shipping a thank you gift.

As a sustainer, do I receive a thank you gift? 

Yes, sustainers are eligible to receive a thank you gift (or gifts) equivalent to your annual giving level. If you have questions regarding the gift selection or to confirm your eligibility, please email

I have a question regarding my gift after its receipt, can you help me?

Please contact Audience Services to assist you with your gift request. Our telephone number is 888-292-7070 or if you wish to send an email, use    

I have a vehicle that I would like to donate, who do I contact?

Please contact our vehicle service at 866-862-8855. A representative will assist you with making all the arrangements for donating the vehicle.  

I would like to leave PBS North Carolina in my will, who do I contact?

Please contact the Major and Planned Gifts Officer Taunja Ingram at 919-549-3378 or Warren Bingham at 919-549-3322.  For additional assistance online, please visit our Estate Planning website at