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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.

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Events

UPCOMING EVENTS


August 2019


Friday, August 23 | Festival of Books Sneak Peek Event at the Prado in Balboa Park. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Get a preview into the third annual San Diego Union-Tribune’s Festival of Books, which will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019.

The program at this event will feature an interview with Luis Alberto Urrea, festival headliner and 2012 One Book author, and a San Diego-centric author panel moderated by the Union-Tribune's John Wilkens. Mingle with festival authors and purchase their newest books from The Library Shop. Light bites and beverages will be provided.

Cost: $25 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW. Please note: these tickets are for Producers Club members ONLY. If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Bradley at (619) 594-4981.


For more information on the San Diego Union-Tribune's Festival of Books, please click here.


September 2019


*Saturday, September 7 | KPBS Kids: Dinosaur Train at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum. 10:00am-12:00pm. Take a trip back in time and discover the age of the dinosaurs and the amazing creatures who lived with them through storytimes and hands-on activities. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Find more information here.


Tuesday, September 10 | Movie Night with Beth Accomando at Cinema Under the Stars. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Pre-Code Hollywood refers to an era in motion pictures from the arrival of sound in the late 1920s to the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code in 1934. KPBS film critic, Beth Accomando, will be screening a deliciously witty romantic comedy from that era. A light dessert reception and beverages will be provided. Cost: $15 per person (to help cover food, beverage, and venue costs). Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.


Sunday, September 15 | Exclusive Premiere of Downton Abbey at the Regal Edwards Mira Mesa Theater. 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Join us for a premiere screening of this British historical period drama before its release date on Friday, September 20, 2019. Cost: $15 per person for ticket ONLY and $23 per person for ticket and concession package. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP NOW.


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 a tour of Taylor Guitars, "Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams" exhibit and reception, a salon event with Fenner Milton, an event with Hari Sreenivasan, and a reception with Elise Hu

Taylor Guitars
Taylor Guitars

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Salon Event with Fenner Milton
Salon Event with Fenner Milton

Event with Hari Sreenivasan
Event with Hari Sreenivasan

Reception with Elise Hu
Reception with Elise Hu

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.
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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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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