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Producers Club

The Producers Club is a diverse group of philanthropic individuals and families committed to sustaining KPBS' ability to reach beyond the status quo — on television, on radio, and online. Producers Club members share the distinction of being KPBS' most generous annual contributors, giving $1,200 or more each year to strengthen the impact of public broadcasting. More importantly, they are our counselors and ambassadors. They enable KPBS to expand its vision of excellence, to develop new programs, and to employ cutting-edge telecommunications technologies to find innovative ways of better serving San Diego residents.

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Producers Club Committee Members Kitty Wolcott, Patti Nussbaum, Kathy Bettles, and Julie Hatch

Producers Club Committee (pictured, from left): President Kitty Wolcott and members Julie Hatch, Kathy Bettles and Patti Nussbaum.

Producers Club members enjoy many special benefits, including By-Invitation-Only events with on air personalities, advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest and more.

Producers Club Member Listing



Upper Level Member Exclusives - Available to Gold, Platinum, Executive and Major Donor Partners. Producers Club members who donate $2,500 or more annually. Please email Michelle Mucha for more information.

  • One-Year Dual Household MOPA Membership

Thursday, September 24 - Private Reception with MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton at ViaSat Inc., 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Get to know the woman behind your favorite MASTERPIECE programs, and preview special clips from upcoming shows, including Downton Abbey Season 6! $15 per person.

Thursday, October 1 - Coping with the Drought: How Scripps Oceanography scientists are helping California manage water resources at a private home in La Jolla, with interview conducted by KPBS Environment Reporter Erik Anderson, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 6 - One Book One San Diego Launch Day Events: All events are free and open to the public, however you must register. Registration opens September 7, 2015. REGISTER HERE.

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Vista Library Branch of the San Diego County Library
  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library at Joan and Irwin Jacobs Commons
  • *This event is in Spanish and will be simulcast to an audience in Tijuana.
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the San Diego Central Library at Joan and Irwin Jacobs Commons

Tuesday, October 13 - Galapagos 2016 Travel Presentation at the Grande Colonial La Jolla Hotel, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Information session for existing and interested travelers.

Tuesday, October 13 - Sunday, October 18 - GI Film Festival at various locations throughout San Diego. The nation’s first and only military film festival comes to San Diego through a unique collaboration between KPBS, the GI Film Group, and the Film Consortium San Diego. For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Wednesday, December 2 - Friends for Life Luncheon, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; For our legacy gift members only. Location to be determined.

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For more information, please email Michelle Mucha or call (619) 594-0915.


Past events included a reception and talk with SDSU Men's Basketball Coach Steve Fisher, a book signing with NPR Morning Edition Host David Greene and a breakfast with PBS Newshour host Gwen Ifill.

Masquerade de Venezia event photo
KPBS Celebrates Downton Abbey

KPBS Golf Classic event photo
2011 KPBS Golf Classic

Producers Club Levels

  • Silver Level Annual Benefits ($1,200-2,499)

      Thank You Gifts
    • Exclusive myKPBS Savers Club Card, which entitles you to discounts on fine dining and arts and leisure activities.
    • A chrome Producers Club license plate frame with the KPBS logo in color.
    • A 100% cotton polo shirt with embroidered KPBS logo (available in men’s & women’s styles & sizes).
    • Your choice of thank you gifts valued at up to ten percent of your donation (gifts can include concert tickets, DVDs, KPBS swag, etc.)
    • Recognition
    • Name recognition on the Producers Club monitor in the KPBS Lobby.
    • Name recognition on the Producers Club wall in the KPBS Studios.
    • Name recognition on the Producers Club website.
    • Name recognition in the KPBS Producers Club Post (for new members only).
    • Exclusive Opportunities
    • A Producers Club group tour of the KPBS Studios for you and your guests led by the General Manager or a senior staff member.
    • Invitations to special KPBS events, including receptions, parties, screenings, and exclusive Producers Club events with NPR, PBS, and KPBS Personalities.
    • An invitation to a New Members Reception with KPBS On-Air Personalities.
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  • Gold Level Annual Benefits ($2,500-4,999)

      Gold Level members enjoy all Silver Level benefits, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • myKPBS Savers Club Premier Dining Collection. *NEW
    • Two complimentary tickets/admission to a KPBS Producers Club Theatre event. *NEW
    • Additional Recognition
    • On-Air thank you during a KPBS radio pledge drive.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • A private tour of the KPBS Studios and lunch for you and your guests led by the General Manager.
    • An invitation to the General Manager’s Annual Breakfast. *NEW
    • Complimentary tickets to community and arts events (when available) - past events included Art Alive at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival, San Diego County Fair Tickets, Mainly Mozart, and many others.
    • An invitation to a KPBS partnered event with PBS SoCal in Los Angeles and Orange County with on-air personalities.
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  • Platinum Level Annual Benefits ($5,000-9,999)

      Platinum Level members enjoy all Gold Level benefits, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Two complimentary tickets/admissions for KPBS Producers Club events (limit two events). *NEW
    • Additional Recognition
    • Opportunities to have your gift used as a Producers Club Match during on-air campaigns.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Dinner with the General Manager.
    • Invitation to a Platinum Level Appreciation Event which can include breakfast, lunch or dinner with on-air personalities
    • Opportunity to watch live television broadcasts or pledge tapings in our studios.
    • Quarterly messages from the General Manager.
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  • Executive Level Annual Benefits ($10,000+)

      Executive Level enjoy all Platinum Level benefits, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Two complimentary tickets/admissions to all KPBS Producers Club events. *NEW
    • Additional Recognition
    • Prominent recognition on the Producers Club website.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Invitation to an Executive Level Salon event.
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  • Major Donor Partners Annual Benefits ($25,000+)

      Producers Club Major Donor Partners enjoy all Executive Level benefits, plus:

      Additional Thank You Gifts
    • Your choice of thank you gifts.
    • Two free tickets to concerts offered during membership campaigns.
    • Additional Recognition
    • Gift recognition on Radio, TV or Web.
    • Additional Exclusive Opportunities
    • Invitation to NPR Weekend in Washington or the PBS Annual Conference.
    • Exclusive invitations to Major Donor only intimate events.
    • Choose to designate your gift for a special initiative.
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Federal Tax ID

KPBS is a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501 C(3). San Diego State University Research Foundation Federal Tax ID Number: 956042721

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding your Producers Club membership, please contact Nereida Martinez at (619) 594-2028 or by email.