Behind the Book on NBC’s GIVE!

Behind the Book was beyond thrilled to be featured on NBC’s philanthropic reality show, GIVE, on March 11.

As you may know, our Executive Director worked in television for 20 years before she launched Behind the Book. But Jo was on the production side, and in no way used to being in front of the camera. She swallowed her nerves and got through the filming, only to be surprised with a generous gift at the end. Through GIVE, we were awarded a $20,000 grant from the Ganek Family Foundation – and we’re so grateful!

Meeting Jenna Bush Hager was a treat for us all, and we loved working with the pros at Bungalow Media on the production end. We can report that the students at PS 125 were extremely excited to have a television film crew in their midst.

Our thanks go out not only to them, but to author Tony Medina, who agreed to be featured in the segment, and principal Reginald Higgins, who agreed to let the show film in his school.

Here’s to teamwork!

You can view the full episode on NBC’s website: