WGBH Donates Parking Proceeds to Jackson/Mann Community Center

February 25, 2010

Press Contact:

Karen Frascona


WGBH donates parking proceeds to Jackson/Mann Community Center

Public broadcaster WGBH has selected the Jackson/Mann Community Center in Allston to receive the proceeds from its annual employee parking ‘lottery.’ The check for $5,390 will support the agency’s mission to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by supporting children, youth, and families through a wide range of programs and services.

“We’re delighted to be able share this special donation with the Jackson/Mann Center, which provides such invaluable support for families in our neighborhood,” said Jeanne Hopkins, WGBH Vice President of Communications and Government Relations. “We’re pleased that WGBH employee participation makes this direct community support possible.”

The donation is the result of funds raised in WGBH’s annual employee raffle of 30 special parking places in its Brighton parking facility.

“We are very grateful to WGBH for all that they do to provide quality programming to families in our community and the children in our program,” said Barbara Pecci, Jackson/Mann Administrative Coordinator. “They have served as wonderful partners with JMCC for many years to ensure that the children in our care receive fun and exciting activities in which to participate and from which they learn so much. We are proud to collaborate with WGBH and thank WGBH most sincerely for choosing us as their beneficiary this year.”

This is the third year WGBH has conducted the parking raffle, with previous donations awarded to West End House Boys and Girls Club of Allston and the Presentation School Foundation of Brighton.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster, producing such award-winning PBS series as Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2/HD and 44, and digital channels World and Create. Local TV productions that focus on the region’s diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, and María Hinojosa: One-on-One. WGBH Radio serves listeners from Cape Cod to New Hampshire with WGBH 89.7, Boston’s NPR Station for News and Culture; 99.5 All Classical; WCAI for the Cape and Islands; WNCK on Nantucket; and the All-Classical WGBH HD channel. WGBH also produces the national radio news program The World. WGBH is a leading producer of online content and a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible for people with disabilities. Find more information at www.wgbh.org.