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.
Producers Club members enjoy many special opportunities, including By-Invitation-Only events with on air personalities, advance notice of upcoming projects and programs of special interest and more.
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
To our Producers Club Family,
We are here for you, and want to thank you for your support of KPBS.
In the past few months, KPBS has seen a monumental increase in viewership as communities all over San Diego County rely on us for continued updates on the coronavirus pandemic. This has prompted us to expand our news coverage to seven days a week from five days a week. Offering this extended, vital coverage wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of you, our most loyal members.
You are the glue that holds our station together, and you’re the reason KPBS is one of the highest-rated public media stations in the country. Through these unprecedented times, we want to assure you that KPBS will continue to share stories, and invite conversation that builds on our sense of community, and delivers the facts. We hope that you’ll continue to agree that KPBS is where story matters.
Lastly, we’d like to leave you with some words of wisdom from our dear friend and neighbor, Fred Rogers:
"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say, 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes."
Thank you for supporting San Diego’s need for quality journalism. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. and let us know how we can help you during this time. Stay safe, everyone, and remember: We’re all in this together!
Thursday, March 25th • 4:30pm - 5:30pm | Virtual Event with Lisa Desjardins
Lisa Desjardins, PBS NewsHour Capitol Hill Correspondent, will be in conversation with Jade Hindmon, KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host. This event will take place online via Zoom Webinar. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.
Wednesday, February 24th | Virtual Event with Shankar Vedantam
Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to learn what happens behind the scenes of the hit podcast, Hidden Brain. This event took place in Zoom Webinar.
Thursday, January 21st | Meet the General Manager Event
Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to hear from KPBS Interim General Manager of KPBS Nancy Worlie and learn what her plans for the station are in 2021. This event took place in Zoom Webinar. There was no cost to attend this event. Check out a recording of the discussion here.
Tuesday, December 8th | Farewell Event for General Manager Tom Karlo
Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to virtually celebrate General Manager Tom Karlo's retirement after his 47-year career at KPBS. This event took place in Zoom Webinar. There was no cost to attend this event. Check out a recording of the discussion here.
Tuesday, October 13th | Smart Voter Lunch Break
Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive event with KPBS Web Producer Christopher Underwood to learn how to utilize the KPBS Voter Guide for the upcoming election. This event took place in Zoom Webinar. There was no cost to attend this event. Check out a recording of the discussion here.
Thursday, September 17th | Producers Club Virtual Event with Robin Young
Producers Club members enjoyed an exclusive discussion between KPBS General Manager Tom Karlo and co-host of Here & Now Robin Young. This event took place in Zoom Webinar. There was no cost to attend this event. Check out a recording of the discussion here.
Important Event Information
We will explore the idea of hosting KPBS Producers Club in-person events once our state and local public health orders for gatherings are lifted AND when we have a clear idea of what protocols, guidelines, or safety measures we will need to adopt in order to create a safe in-person event for our attendees and staff.
*A KPBS-sponsored or co-sponsored community event, not Producers Club exclusive.
As a Producers Club member, your gift supports the station and its mission. As a thank you for your support at the PC Level, you will receive exclusive invitations throughout the year to attend educational, arts, and culture events, much like the ones you see here! Any ticket prices are offered at a reduced cost and are being subsidized by KPBS and our underwriting partners..