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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.

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Upcoming Events

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For questions and information, please email Jennifer Majors or call (619) 594-6374.

SOLD OUT! - Wednesday, December 17 - KPBS Special Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 5 at ArcLight La Jolla at Westfield UTC, 8:00 p.m.; Free event

Tuesday, January 20 - Earth the New Wild Screening at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 7 p.m.; Additional details TBD.

Saturday, January 24 - Bites & Brew: Beer Making Class at Thorn Street Brewery, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; $25 per person

Wednesday, January 28 - KPBS Producers Club New Member Reception at The Prado at Balboa Park, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Invitation-only event exclusive to new Producers Club members.

Tuesday, February 10 - Private reception and viewing of The Discovery of King Tut Exhibition at The San Diego Natural History Museum, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Cost TBD.

Thursday, March 5 - Tour and Viewing of 7 Billion Others Exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; Cost TBD.

Saturday, March 28 - KPBS Celebrates! Gala at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 5:30 p.m.; Cost: $500 per ticket. Purchase tickets at

For more information on any of these events, please email Jennifer Majors or call (619) 594-6374.

Past Events

Past Producers Club events included a reception and talk with SDSU Men's Basketball Coach Steve Fisher, a Meet & Greet with "Making Stuff" host David Pogue 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.)


  • 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

Additional Exclusive Opportunities

  • Invitation to an Executive Level Salon event.

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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 membership, contact Member Services by calling 619-594-6983 or send an email to

Toll-free: (888) 399-5727