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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.


Kathy Bettles, Julie Hatch, President Kitty Wolcott and Patti Nussbaum

Producers Club Committee (pictured, from left to right): Kathy Bettles, Julie Hatch, President Kitty Wolcott 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



April 2018

Friday, April 27 - General Managers Breakfast at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. 8:30-10:30am. This morning will include a private breakfast with General Manager Tom Karlo and intimate insight into the future of KPBS. This event is exclusively for Gold Level Producers Club members and up ($2,500+).RSVP Here .

May 2018

Thursday, May 10 - KPBS Producers Club Reception with NPR White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley at The Catamaran. 6:00-8:00pm. Get an inside look from Scott as he talks about stories from covering the White House under two administrations, his favorite things about working for NPR, and more! Cost: $55 per person to include a reception prior to the program and hosted valet parking.RSVP Here .

Monday, May 28 - KPBS Producers Club Antiques Roadshow Reception at Coasterra. 10:00am-12:00pm. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to hear from Producers and Appraisers from Antiques Roadshow! Cost: $45 per person to include a breakfast buffet, along with bottomless mimosas. Additional details to come.



September 9 - 17, 2018 - KPBS is hitting the high seas to Iceland & West Greenland!

In partnership with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic, we will travel aboard the National Geographic Explorer to these two extraordinary destinations.

The nine-day expedition will give you the opportunity to explore the famous thermal baths of Iceland's Blue Lagoon, ride an Icelandic horse through the Hafnarfjorour lava field, sail into the deep fjords of Greenland's West Coast, and amongst the towering icebergs of Disko Bay and Ilulissat.

View the full scheduled itinerary here.

For more information or to make your reservation, contact Lindblad Expedition's Group Coordinator at 888-773-9007 or

Be sure to let them know you would like to travel with KPBS. We hope to see you there!
Iceland To West Greenland trip

RSVP is requested for all Producers Club events. For more information, please contact us at

*A KPBS-sponsored or co-sponsored community event.


Past events include movie night with Beth Accomando, New Americans Museum event, KPBS Producers Club New Members Reception, An Afternoon with Ira Glass, and Science and Innovation Series: Pediatric Genomics.

Movie Night Event
Movie Night with Beth Accomando

New Americans Museum Event
New Americans Museum Event

New Members Event
New Members Reception

Ira Galss Event
An Afternoon with Ira Glass

Rady Children's Hospital Event
Science & Innovation Series: Pediatric Genomics

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 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.
    • Button to give to KPBS now
  • 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.
    • Button to give to KPBS now
  • 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.
    • Button to give to KPBS now
  • 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.
    • Button to give to KPBS now
  • 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.
    • Button to give to KPBS now

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Spring 2018

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Summer 2017

March / April 2017

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 Niru Ramachandran at (619) 594-2028 or by email