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Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Here are their stories.

The Personal Rewards of Giving Back

For Marianne Muellerleile, giving is its own reward. "When we consistently give, when we share our wealth, when we help others who can benefit, we receive so much from that—emotionally, psychologically."

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Taking the Next Step

Lynn and Frank Ruger, friends and longtime volunteers of MPTF, decided to take the next step in supporting the industry that played such a major role in their lives by making MPTF part of their estate plan.

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A Deep Bond Becomes His Forever Gift

Chris Di Marco became a Wasserman campus volunteer to give back for the care he received at the Saban Health and Wellness Center. His sense of commitment and responsibility to take care of our own led him to name MPTF as a beneficiary in his will.

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Act of Generosity Helps Ensure MPTF’s Future

See how this selfless couple is ensuring that MPTF will always be around to support future generations.

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'We Take Care of Our Own'

Bob and Suzanne first became involved with MPTF and the impact we make by volunteering. Their gift ensures their support of our work will continue even after their lifetimes.

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Arranging Support for Artists

James Cashion never worked in the entertainment industry, but his lifelong love affair with movies—and the music in them—was evident in everything he did. His legacy gift will ensure that his passion for artists and MPTF continues for generations.

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Building a Legacy at MPTF

Gary Martin has been in the industry for 52 years. Along with his wife, Susan, Gary is ensuring his support for MPTF continues well into the future, and hopefully, inspires others to give as well.

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Playing Their Part

Jim Watters has had Hollywood in his blood since birth. His father, George, worked in the industry for nearly four decades in television postproduction. His brother, George II, is a two-time Oscar winner for Sound Effects. Jim retired in 2011, as the president and general manager of Universal City Studios Operation Group. His wife, Lisa, is also a Universal Studios veteran, and former theatrical production coordinator.

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