KPLU Leadership Circle

When you pledge a gift to KPLU of $1,200 or more you become a member of our Leadership Circle.

Leadership Circle members are a special group of listeners who inspire us to not only reach our goals of quality programming, but also to strive for excellence in every aspect of the services we provide. In return you will receive special opportunities to meet public radio personalities, nationally known figures, local station talent and management as well as invitations to exclusive VIP events such as KPLU Studio Sessions!

Becoming a Member is Easy...


  1. Visit our Support Page
  2. Complete the Pledge form - don't forget to indicate whether you are new, renewing or rejoining. And make sure to give us a valid email address so that you can be notified of special events and opportunities as well as news from KPLU.
  3. Click the "Submit" button...and you're done!

Upcoming Leadership Circle Events


  • August 6th: "Curtis Stiger & His Band" LIVE in studio performance
  • August 10th: KPLU Jazz Cruise
  • August 12th: Jon Cleary LIVE in studio performance
  • August 26th: KPLU Night - Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers
  • September 30th: An Evening with Jad Abumrad, Zoe Keating & Special Guest. "Embracing the Gut Churn"
Leadership Giving

Join one of our leadership levels today!

Leadership Circle - $1,200-$2,399

  • Monthly Leadership Circle
  • Invitation to at least 4 live studio sessions per year
  • Advanced notice and reserved seating for annual events
  • Recognition in select KPLU materials

Investors Circle - $2,400-$4,999

  • All offers previously mentioned
  • 1 Day Sponsorship to air 4x on the day of your choice
  • Personal tour of either our Seattle or Seattle studios

Directors Circle - $5,000-$19,999

  • All offers previously mentioned
  • Special VIP opportunities
  • Sit in on live studio session of your choice
  • 2 Day Sponsorships to air 4x on days of your choice

Producers Circle - $20,000-$49,999

  • All offers previously mentioned
  • 3 day sponsorships to air 4x on the days of your choice

Visionary - $50,000+

  • All offers previously mentioned
  • Invitation to private dinner with KPLU's General Manager and an on-air host of your choice
  • One KPLU Gift Basket (upon request)

*Dates and messages must be mutually agreed upon.

Frequently Asked Questions


Why should I support KPLU?

More than half of our funding comes from individual listeners like you. Your generous donation is the very reason that our station is able to remain on the air and produce high-quality programs. Can I make monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually installments? Your gifts can be paid at all at once or in a series of installments. By giving a gift of as low as $100 per month, you can still become a member of our Leadership Circle.

How long does the membership last?

Membership is renewed on a yearly basis; your donation makes your membership to the KPLU Leadership Circle active for one year. Your membership expires one year from the date of your gifts is updated. Moreover, KPLU has two seasonal spring and fall challenge fund drives, and you are also invited to either join, renew, or add to your membership during the fundraising programs.

Do you accept matching gifts from employers?

KPLU welcomes matching gifts made by your business, company or organization. Contact your employer for the procedure to follow that verifies your gift. This helps our station even further.

How do you handle my personal information?

Because KPLU highly respects the privacy and integrity of each of its donors, we will never sell or exchange our member's information with any other organization; in addition, if you choose to make an anonymous donation to KPLU, our staff will work with you in order to protect your privacy.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

KPLU is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions to KPLU may be tax deductible. The fair market value of thank you gifts that you may receive from KPLU will be subtracted from the amount of your contribution on your receipt. If you have any question about tax deductions, please check with your tax adviser or financial planner.

Where can I find the Annual Report?

You can find the annual report on the About Us page of our website.

Need More Information?

Ben Wyatt
Philanthropy and Engagement Manager
206.922.1059
bwyatt@kplu.org