As a new or renewing member you make it happen here at PBS39! Individual support from viewers like you represent the single largest source of support for PBS39.
PBS39 members provide the foundation of support that PBS39 relies on to be successful, independent and unrestrained by influences that effect commercial broadcasting.
With quality programs like Masterpiece, Nature, Antiques Roadshow and more, PBS39 invites you to Be more Inspired and show your support by making a pledge.
What to Expect After Making your Pledge or Gift
Receiving your thank you gifts or tickets Thank you gifts are mailed 6-8 weeks after full payment has been received. Tickets are seated in order according to pledge date and time; and are mailed via US Mail 2 weeks prior to the concert or event.
Pledges paid by Check
Each pledge paid by check generates a pledge invoice that is mailed the third week of each month. This notice serves as a reminder to you and, along with your check, allows for automatic payment processing. If your check payment crosses in the mail, please disregard our notice.
The pledge invoice will show the pledge date, the total amount received toward your pledge (as of the date at the top of the notice) , and the amount necessary to keep your commitment on the schedule you have set up. The invoice data is generated on or near the 15th of each month to create the notices for the upcoming month. Any gifts received after the date at the top of the notice will be reflected on the next notice mailed.
Your pledge supports Public Television. We don’t employ credit bureaus or collection agencies. The payment notices sent monthly are not overdue notices; they allow us to automatically and accurately process your gifts. This method allows us to be better stewards of your generous donations.
Pledges Paid by Credit/Debit Card
One-time pledges paid by credit or debit card (via the web or during pledge drives) are processed the day you pledge.
For monthly installment pledges, the first payment will be processed the day you make your pledge. The second month and thereafter (until the pledge is completed), your pledge will automatically be processed to your credit or debit card on the 10th of each month.
[*Please note it is the PBS39 policy that Credit cards are processed on the 10th day of each month and EFT payments are processed on the 5th or the 20th of each month unless either day falls on a holiday or weekend. If this is the case, we will process your payment on the next work day. PBS39 is unable to accommodate requests for different processing dates.]
Monthly Pledges Paid by EFT(Electronic Fund Transfer) also called Direct Debit Membership renewals paid by Electronic Funds Transfer/Direct Debit can be processed on either the 5th or the 20th of the month, as you direct us. Please include a check made payable to PBS39 for the first month’s gift, as well as a second, voided check showing the date you prefer for your EFT/Direct Debit monthly gift.
Special Note: At this time, EFT/Direct Debit is not available when making your pledge on the web.If you are interested in paying via EFT/Direct Debit, contact Member Services at (610) 984-8100, Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sustaining Gifts (Click here for detailed information about Automatic Annual Renewals)
As a PBS39 Sustaining member, your monthly contributions automatically come from your checking account or from your debit or credit card. It makes supporting PBS39 so easy because your contribution automatically happens from month to month and from year to year until you tell us to stop. Your membership will always be current. You won't receive renewal reminders in the mail. And you won't have to remember to write another check to PBS39 - all while providing reliable funding for the programs you love. Sustaining membership is easy for you, and great for PBS39! To make an adjustment to your membership at any time, simple call Member Services at (610) 984-8100.
Each year, by the end of January, PBS39 mails a statement to every donor whose gifts total $75 or more. This statement documents what the donor has given during the preceding calendar year, less the market value of any thank you gifts received. All donations received from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 will be included in the statement sent by January 31, 2017.