Giving Guide: Arkansas PBS


Arkansas PBS serves as a daily, essential resource for Arkansans, empowering learners of all ages and delivering compelling local productions alongside trusted PBS programs.

Arkansas PBS is an investment in the future, with programming that prepares children for school and provides educators the tools to help children succeed in school and in life. Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’ storyteller, bringing to light the people and experiences that make Arkansas a remarkable place to live.

Arkansas PBS is grateful for operational support from the state of Arkansas and depends on the generosity of businesses, foundations and individuals to continue offering quality programming.


Join the 24,000+ individual donors who provide Arkansas PBS’s largest private source of contributed revenue.

• Businesses and organizations benefit from the recognition they receive as sponsors of programs and events.

• Individuals, businesses and foundations are essential to funding the creation of local, original productions.


• Arkansas PBS offers family-friendly events, educational workshops and original broadcast and digital productions annually, with numerous opportunities for sponsorship support.


State Government: 57%
Individuals: 22%
Grants: 19%
Corporate: 2%

350 S. Donaghey Ave.
Conway, AR 72034
501.682.2386 |


Established: 1966
Employees: 96
Service Area: Public Media

Arkansas PBS CEO: Courtney Pledger


Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO: Marge Betley


Jonathan Rhodes, President
Gayle Corley, Vice President
Ed McClure, Secretary/Treasurer
Annette Herrington, Commission Representative

Amy Brantley
Cora Bowie Davis
Victor Green
Cherisse Jones-Branch
Toni Lindsey
Scott Pace
Courtney Pledger
Drew Spurgers


West Doss, Chair
Woody Freeman, Vice Chair
Anne Canada, Secretary/Treasurer

John Brown
Ann Clemmer
Annette Herrington
Skip Holland
Cynthia Nance

The 2023/2024 Arkansas Giving Guide is presented by Wright Lindsey Jennings. Click here to read a letter from our sponsors.

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