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Italy moves us in ways that few other places in the world do. Whether you have Italian blood or not matters little, because those of us who love Italy are Italian in our hearts. Those who “dream of Italy” are part of a community for whom travel and all things Italian are soul-driven experiences. And we would love to include these dreamers as part of season 2 of the travel series Dream of Italy on Public Television.

Season 1 – which is still airing – brought numerous emails from viewers about how the series has inspired them to follow their own Italian dreams – from taking that first trip to visiting their ancestral hometown to taking the plunge and even moving to Italy!

Viewers have eagerly asked when the next season will air and how they might help the dream continue. We can now make their desire to support Dream of Italy a reality through our partnership with the non-profit Filmmakers Collaborative. You can be a sponsor of a Public Television show – Dream of Italy: Season 2 – for as little as $50.

And your contribution is tax-deductible.

Those who donate $1,000 or more will have their business or individual name listed with thanks on-screen with every airing of every episode on PBS stations/Create TV/online – seen by more than 30 million viewers! The opportunity to support a specific Public Television series was once just available to large corporations and family foundations. While they remain valued supporters, it’s exciting to open up sponsorship up to our entire Dream of Italy community.

Plus, there are incredible bonuses for each level of support!

Season 2 of Dream of Italy has a special focus on ancestry, genealogy and the Italian-American experience. Hollywood Director Francis Ford Coppola joins me in his ancestral region of Basilicata to share how his heritage shaped him and what moved him to rediscover this area and buy a palazzo here. And I take a deeply personal journey, more than 125 years in the making, back to my own ancestral village in CampaniaCastelvetere sul Calore – where I explore my family story, learn how to apply for Italian citizenship and celebrate the miracles of the town’s Madonna.

In the other four episodes of season 2, we visit Florence, Venice, Bologna and Abruzzo. The mission of Dream of Italy isn’t just to uncover authentic travel experiences but to preserve the stories of ordinary Italians, like artisans, for history. In Venice, we visit Marisa Convento, a modern-day impiraressa (bead stringer) who has brought back a dying art and pays homage to the generations of Venetian women who did this job in their homes.

In Florence, we bring another Italian woman out of the shadows: Plautilla Nelli, a nun who was the first known female painter of the Renaissance. Her Last Supper is the only one painted by a woman and we visit the restoration to learn her story and how Italian women artists are finally getting the recognition they deserve – hundreds of years later.

Join the Dream of Italy team and support season 2 – which will premiere on Public Television in January 2018 and air and repeat for years to come.

You or your business can say you’re a sponsor of Dream of Italy: Season 2!

Our sponsorship campaign is only open for a few weeks so make your tax-deductible contribution now.

–Kathy McCabe
Host/Executive Producer
Dream of Italy

 

Levels of Support and Bonuses

All donors will receive a receipt/letter for tax purposes.

$50 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Advance Screening
BONUS PACKAGE:
Your Business or Individual Name Listed with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1 (in November 2017)

$100 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Advance Screening and Membership/Subscription
BONUS PACKAGE:
Your Business or Individual Name Listed with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1 (in November 2017)
6-Month Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
(may be given as gift or used to extend current membership)

$250 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Two Memberships/Subscriptions
BONUS PACKAGE:
Your Business or Individual Name Listed with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1 (in November 2017)
One-Year Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
(may be given as gift or used to extend current membership)
PLUS: 6-Month Digital Membership/Subscription to Give as Gift

$500 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Travel Planning Consultation with Kathy McCabe
BONUS PACKAGE:

Your Business or Individual Name Listed with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
One-Year Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
(may be given as gift or used to extend current membership)
30-Minute Travel Planning Consultation with Dream of Italy Host Kathy McCabe

$1000 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on TV Screen
BONUS FOR BUSINESS:
Your Business Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Business Name on TV screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
100-Word Message with Links In Regular E-Mail Sent to Entire Dream of Italy E-Mail List Telling Them About Your Business and Sponsorship of Dream of Italy
300-Word Blog Post with Links on DreamofItaly.com Blog
OR
BONUS FOR INDIVIDUAL:
Your Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
One-Year Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
One-Hour Travel Planning Consultation with Dream of Italy Host Kathy McCabe

$2500 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on TV Screen
BONUS PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS:

Your Business Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Business Name on TV screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
100-Word Message with Links In Regular E-Mail Sent to Entire Dream of Italy E-Mail List Telling Our Audience About Your Business and Sponsorship of Dream of Italy
300-Word Blog Post with Links on DreamofItaly.com Blog About Your Business
Social Media Post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook About Your Business
OR
BONUS PACKAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL:
Your Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
Lifetime Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
Cashmere Scarf From Chianti Cashmere Farm
16” x 9.75” Canvas Art Print of Your Choice from Rome-Based Artist Kelly Medford

 

$5000 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on TV Screen
BONUS FOR BUSINESS:

Your Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
Email Exclusively About Your Business Sent to Entire Dream of Italy E-Mail List Telling Our Audience About Your Business and Sponsorship of Dream of Italy
300-Word Blog Post with Links on DreamofItaly.com Blog About Your Business
Social Media Post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook About Your Business
OR
BONUS PACKAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL:
Your Name Listed Plus LINK with Thanks on DreamofItaly.com
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of Episode #1, #2, #3 (in November 2017)
Lifetime Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
7-Day Itinerary Planned By Dream of Italy Host Kathy McCabe (No Travel Included, Just Planning)
16” x 9.75” Canvas Art Print of Your Choice from Rome-Based Artist Kelly Medford

 

$7500 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on TV Screen and Stay in Castle in Tuscany (Castle Stay For Individuals)
BONUS FOR BUSINESS:
*Your Business Name Listed Plus LINK on All Main Episode Pages of DreamofItaly.com*
*Your Business Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of All Six Episodes (in November/December 2017)
*E-mail Exclusively About Your Business Sent to Entire Dream of Italy E-Mail List* Telling Our Audience About Your Business and Sponsorship of Dream of Italy
300-Word Blog Post with Links on DreamofItaly.com Blog About Your Business
Social Media Post on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook About Your Business
OR
BONUS FOR INDIVIDUAL:
*Your Name Listed Plus LINK on All Main Episode Pages of DreamofItaly.com*
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of All Six Episodes (in November/December 2017)
Lifetime Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
16” x 9.75” Canvas Art Print of Your Choice from Rome-Based Artist Kelly Medford
2-Night Stay at Luxury Castle – Castello delle Serre – in Tuscany
(Can Be Given As Gift, Based on Availability, Must Be Used by September 1, 2019)

 

$10000 Tax-Deductible Donation Includes Your Name on TV Screen and Stay in Castle in Tuscany (Castle Stay For Both Business and Individuals)
BONUS PACKAGE FOR BUSINESS:
*Your Business Name Listed Plus LINK on All Main Episode Pages of DreamofItaly.com*
*Your Business Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of All Six Episodes (in November/December 2017)
E-mail Exclusively About Your Business Sent to Entire Dream of Italy E-Mail List Telling Our Audience About Your Business and Sponsorship of Dream of Italy
2-Night Stay at Luxury Castle – Castello delle Serre – in Tuscany
(Can Be Given As Gift, Based on Availability, Must Be Used by September 1, 2019)
OR
BONUS PACKAGE FOR INDIVIDUAL:
*Your Name Listed Plus LINK on All Main Episode Pages of DreamofItaly.com*
*Your Name on TV Screen with Thanks During All 6 Episodes of Dream of Italy Season 2*
Advance Screening Online of All Six Episodes (in November/December 2017)
Lifetime Digital Membership/Subscription to Award-Winning Travel Publication Dream of Italy
16” x 9.75” Canvas Print of Your Choice from Rome-Based Artist Kelly Medford
3-Night Stay at Luxury Castle – Castello delle Serre – in Tuscany and Exclusive Wine Dinner for Two
(Can Be Given As Gift, Based on Availability, Must Be Used by September 1, 2019)

All donations are tax-deductible.

Full tax-deductible sponsorships – starting with six seconds of messaging with every episode – are available. Contact kathy@dreamofitaly.com or 202-297-3708 for more information.

Donations may also be made by check, sent to Filmmakers Collabortive, 6 Eastman Place #202, Melrose, MA 02176 with “Dream of Italy” in the memo. Checks must be mailed by October 1, 2017.

Please note that any person or company who appears in any of the episodes of season 2 may not donate.

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