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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




Friday, August 19 - KPBS LunchHour at the KPBS Shiley Studio; 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.; Join us for a discussion with the director and producer of the film, American Umpire, which will be aired this Fall.This event is FREE and open to the public.Optional station tour: 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24 - KPBS Producers Club Reception; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Vintana Wine + Dine. Join us as we honor two national awards presented to our General Manager, Tom Karlo, and the Producers Club. $10.00 per person.


Thursday, September 8 - Oceanside Museum of Art Tour & Reception at the Oceanside Museum of Art; 6:30 p.m. Join us for a private reception and tour of the museum. $10.00 for Producers Club members; Free for OMA Millennium Club members.

Wednesday, September 14 - Sunday, September 18 - GI Film Festival at various locations in San Diego; For more information, visit

Monday, September 19 - One Book, One San Diego 10th Anniversary VIP Reception at the KPBS Shiley Studio; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join us for a private reception with 2016 One Book author, Carlos Eire. This event is FREE.


Sunday, October 2 - San Diego Early Music Society Vivaldi Concert at the Cuyamaca College & Water Conservation Gardens ;Event details to be determined.

Wednesday, October 5 - Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story
VIP Reception with Diane Ackerman
; Event details to be determined.

Monday, October 10 - Columbus Day Tours at KPBS; various times; Get a behind-the-scenes tour of KPBS studios and newsroom.

Upper Level Exclusives

Available to Gold, Platinum, Executive and Major Donor Partners. Producers Club members who donate $2,500 or more annually. Please email Caitlin Bergin for more information.

  • One-Year Dual Household MOPA Membership
  • Cygnet Theatre Vouchers
  • Del Mar County Fair Tickets

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For more information, please email Caitlin Bergin or call (619) 594-6731.


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.

Sunday Brunch with David Greene event photo
Sunday Brunch with David Greene

New Member Reception 2015 event photo
New Member Reception 2015

Producers Club Levels

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

      Thank You Gifts
    • 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
    • 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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The PC Post

The Producers Club e-Newsletter

July/August 2016

May/June 2016

March/April 2016

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.