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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.

Producers Club

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



December 2019

SOLD OUT: Thursday, December 5 | Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show at the Old Globe. 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Guests will celebrate the holidays with this highly theatrical reimagining of Dickens' A Christmas Carol at The Old Globe. Audiences of all ages will cheer Ebenezer Scrooge’s rediscovery of the Christmas spirit in this riotous Dickens mash-up filled with music and laughter - all set in “wintery” San Diego. A pre-reception with KPBS staff at The Prado in Balboa Park will be hosted prior to the show. Cost: $45 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Email us at to be put on the wait-list.

*Saturday, December 7 | One Book for Kids Event Feauturing Author/Illustrator Yuyi Morales at the San Ysidro Library. 10:30am. Join KPBS and the San Diego Public Library to explore themes of immigration, literacy, and family found in "Dreamers," with award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Includes a special kid-friendly program, craft stations by Girl Scouts San Diego, a book signing with Yuyi Morales, and complimentary churros and hot chocolate. Books will be for sale. RSVP NOW.

Thursday, December 12 | Producers Club Books & Brews at AleSmith Brewing Company. 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Join us for a night of local history and art, inspired by the 2019 One Book, One San Diego selection, “The Great Believers” by Rebecca Makkai. Enjoy an interview with Jonathan Hammond, director of “Très Bíen: The Big Heart Of The Big Kitchen,” and Judy Forman, who bought The Big Kitchen in 1980, a diner that turned into a community sanctuary for social justice and activism. Then put your inspiration to paper as Alonso Nunez of Little Fish Comic Book Studio leads a fun, introductory comic workshop. Beer, wine and light bites served. All workshop materials provided and attendees will receive a copy of "The Great Believers." Cost: $15 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.

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

*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. A benefit of supporting at the PC level is receiving several 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.


Past events include a new member reception, premiere screening of "Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage", Festival of Books sneak peek, movie night with Beth Accomando, and exclusive premiere of the "Downton Abbey" movie.

New Member Reception
New Member Reception

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage
Premiere: Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Festival of Books Sneak Peek
Festival of Books Sneak Peek

Movie Night
Movie Night w/ Beth Accomando

Downton Abbey Movie
Exclusive Premiere: Downton Abbey Movie

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