The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinee Radio Broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in American radio history.
Since 2004, the Met has relied on two major sources of funding for the Saturday afternoon radio broadcasts: Toll Brothers and a special Broadcast Campaign Fund that was raised by the late Beverly Sills when Texaco, after 64 years of sponsorship, dropped its funding. The Broadcast Campaign Fund, which included major gifts from The Annenberg Foundation and the Vincent A. Stabile Foundation, now needs to be rebuilt, and we are appealing to everyone for help.
A Special Challenge
This year, all new or increased gifts of $500 or more will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, by the Rita Allen Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey, so your contribution will go even further in sustaining this beloved program. Every gift will make a meaningful difference.