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Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Charitable Gift Annuity
    William H. Bassett made his first gift to MPTF through a payroll pledge in the late sixties as a contract player at Screen Gems.

  • Bequests
    MPTF is always grateful for the many legacy gifts we receive but we were very touched recently when we received a visit this past summer from Diana and Bill Johnson.

  • Smart, Saucy Actress Gives Back – Suzanne Pleshette
    Throughout her life, Suzanne Pleshette was blessed with good friends and a fabulous career.

  • Frankly my dear...
    Award for "best color photography" for Gone With the Wind in 1939. It may have been his most distinguished accomplishment during his career.

  • Gift Annuity Story – Walter Seltzer
    Walter Seltzer has always been a part of the entertainment community. Throughout his life, he has had a major impact on the lives of those who enjoy movies as well as the lives of those who make movies.

  • A Family Says Thank You
    In the fall of 1940,Hollywood composer Lee Zahler's life was about to take a turn for the worse. His 14-year-old son, Gordon, sustained a near-fatal injury in a terrifying gymnastics accident at school that left the ninthgrader a permanent quadriplegic.

  • Giving Something Back
    In 1957, Walt Disney Studios took in twelve 18-year-old girls and trained them to be inkers in their animation department. Ten of the girls would eventually drop out, with only two making it through successfully.

  • A Testament of Her Love – Ann Miller
    Ann Miller first became involved with the Motion Picture & Television Fund when she enrolled in Payroll Pledge in 1937.


Douglas J. Corbin. CSPG
Senior Gift Planning Advisor
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