Jonathan C. Rice Legacy Society
The Jonathan C. Rice Legacy Society honors the philanthropic leadership and vision of individuals who have provided for the future of public broadcasting by making a Legacy Gift. Legacy gifts include:
- Invitations to special receptions, screenings and events
- VIP tours of KQED studios
- Borrowing privileges at KQED Public Media's Lending Library
- Recognition of your gift in KQED publications and on our Donor Wall
Our Legacy Society is growing rapidly. Becoming a member encourages others to do the same.
To notify us of your interest in Legacy Society membership, please complete our request for information form.
KQED co-founder Jonathan Rice
1916 - 2001
"In 1954, my dream for providing a special public service for our community was realized - Channel 9 went on the air, providing public television for the San Francisco Bay Area.
KQED FM became a reality in 1969. Almost 50 years later, KQED is the nation's most-watched public broadcaster in prime time. Over the years, we have come to rely on KQED's innovative programming - it inspires, enlightens, and informs us.
As co-founder of KQED, I still care about its present, still dream of its future. My vision is that KQED will continue to serve the community, providing quality programming to enrich the lives of future generations - our children and grandchildren. I hope you will join me in fulfilling this dream by making a legacy gift to KQED." (Jonathan Rice at the founding of the Legacy Society in 1997)
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.