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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.

Committee

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

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


February 2019


SOLD OUT: Monday, February 18 | Presidents' Day Tours at KPBS. 10:30-11:30am; 1:00-2:00pm; 2:30-3:30pm. Guests will get a behind-the-scenes tour and the opportunity to meet on-air hosts, TV reporters and journalists frequently on KPBS. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required.


SOLD OUT: *Saturday, February 23 | World Thinking Day 2019 at theSan Diego Children's Discovery Museum. 10:00am. Guests will join KPBS and Girl Scouts San Diego at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum to help kids explore diversity and global leadership with hands-on activities, live performances, and tasty snacks! Space is limited and RSVP is required.


March 2019


*Saturday, March 2 | KPBS Kids Workshop: Hats Off to Reading Day at The San Diego Children's Discovery Museum 10:00am. Join Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Pinkalicious, and other special guests as we explore the world around us through science, math, and literacy. The series consists of special storytimes, a visit by a costume character and/or interactive presentation, and a hands-on workshop that connects to a KPBS Kids program educational theme For more information, or to RSVP, please click here. Space is limited and RSVP is required.


Saturday, March 2 | Manzanar: The Wartime Photos of Ansel Adams at the Center for the Arts in Escondido. 3 - 5pm. Get an intimate look through the lens of celebrated photographer, Ansel Adams, at the daily life in Manzanar, one of the ten Japanese-American incarceration camps in the United States during World War II. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Additional details to be determined.


Thursday, March 14 | Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! at theSan Diego Civic Theatre. 7:30pm. Test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in news and entertainment and enjoy an exclusive post-show reception at The Westgate Hotel. Space is limited and RSVP is required. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Caitlin Bergin at (619) 594-6731.


SOLD OUT: Wednesday, March 27 | Taylor Guitars Tour in El Cajon. 9:45-11:15am. From wood selection to final assembly, guests will experience each process as a guitar evolves from raw wood into a finished instrument. While not physically demanding, the tour does include a fair amount of walking and climbing a short flight of stairs. There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required.


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

*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

Past events include Compost, Cocktails and Costumes, Iceland and West Greenland Post-Trip Reception, Volunteer Day with Serving Seniors, Planned Giving Appreciation Luncheon and Victoria: Season 3 Preview.

Compost, Cocktails and Costumes
Compost, Cocktails and Costumes

Post-Trip Reception
Iceland/ West Greenland Post-Trip Reception

Volunteer Day with Serving Seniors
Volunteer Day with Serving Seniors

Planned Giving Appreciation Luncheon
Planned Giving Appreciation Luncheon

 Victoria: Season 3
Victoria: Season 3

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 KPBS.org 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 KPBS.org 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

Spring 2018

Fall 2017

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