Jack G. McBride Society

When your gifts total $1,200 or more annually, you become a member of the Jack G. McBride Society. The mission of the Jack G. McBride (JGM) Society is to bring members together for unique experiences that celebrate public media's commitment to tell our stories and preserve our heritage and culture. JGM Society members also serve as ambassadors for NET, encouraging others to join this effort to use the power of public media to provide knowledge and understanding.

The Jack G. McBride Society

From 1953 to 1996, NET General Manager Jack G. McBride guided the development of what is now known as NET Television and NET Radio. His efforts helped build NET into one of the nation’s premier public broadcasting organizations.To celebrate his pioneering contributions, NET has named its most generous donor society after him to continue his legacy.

Members of the JGM Society invest in NET so that its goal of reaching all citizens of Nebraska with programs that educate, entertain and inspire, regardless of ability to pay - can be achieved.

More than 24,000 people demonstrate their belief in NET with general membership contributions that make programming possible. But it is the generosity of JGM Society members that enables NET to go beyond the status quo and expand its vision of excellence so that cutting-edge media productions and innovative services become a reality.

Jack G. McBride Society benefits ($1,200+ annually):

  • Optional name listing in NET's Annual Report and other printed publications as appropriate
  • Commemorative copies of NET productions and specially designed gifts
  • VIP tour of NET upon request
  • Invitation to premieres and preview screenings of new NET productions
  • Invitation to NET dinners and special donor events
  • Special updates on NET news and activities
  • Exclusive access to the NET Lending Library

$2,500 - $4,999 annually

All of the above benefits plus: 

  • Notification of available complimentary tickets to upcoming concerts and community events
  • Breakfast or lunch with an NET broadcasting personality upon request
  • On-air credit for project specific gifts as approved by designated administrative personnel

$5,000 - $9,999 annually

All of the above benefits plus: 

  • Annual use of the NET Meeting & Events room for your private function
  • Option to join a small studio audience for a live broadcast or taping of a local production
  • Private breakfast or lunch with the General Manager 
  • Meet radio and television personalities and access to behind-the scenes activities. 

$10,000 or more annually

All of the above benefits plus: 

  • Dinner with the General Manager and an NET broadcasting personality upon request
  • Viewing of an NET program in production upon request

For more information on major gifts, please contact:

John Knape
Director, Major and Planned Giving
(402) 470-6351

Renae Brunner
(402) 932-2110
(402) 720-4299

Becca Jewell
(402) 470-6340
(402) 326-3613