‘Downton Abbey’ Fan Donates $1 Million

Mar 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

In the largest donation to date for the Masterpiece Trust, a fund-raising initiative launched in 2011, San Diego resident Darlene Shiley has made a $1 million contribution, the AP reports.

Shiley — a philanthropist fan of the "Masterpiece" program and its current hit “Downton Abbey” — has also donated $250,000 in the past.

In the second season of the Emmy Award-winning "Downton Abbey" on PBS’s "Masterpiece," the network drew 17 million viewers, making it the most-watched "Masterpiece" miniseries ever.

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