April 17, 2015

WNET in N.Y. Receives $20 Million Gift

New York’s premier public television station, WNET, received a $20 million bequest, reports The New York Times.

Simon B. Poyta, a dentist from Queens who died in 2006, and his wife Sylvia, a comptroller who died in 2012, left $20 million to the station. Mr. Poyta, who fought in the Army during WWII, wanted to support programming that challenges anti-Semitism. To that end, the donation has established the Sylvia and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism.