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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


August 2018


Wednesday, August 15 and Thursday, August 16 - Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Workshop at KPBS. 9:00am-12:00pm. This free 2 day workshop by the San Diego Planning Partnership covers essential estate planning and long-term care topics. You will get unbiased information and expertise from professional and experienced volunteers, in an objective manner without solicitation. No free lunch - just the facts. To register or learn more, go to SD-PP.org or call (619) 500-1902. Space is limited and RSVP is required.


Thursday, August 23 - Festival of Books Sneak Peek Event at Coasterra. 6:00-8:30pm. Celebrate San Diego’s vibrant reading community and join fellow local readers, writers and word lovers. Mix and mingle with some of your favorite authors while also getting a sneak peek into what's to come at the Union Tribune Festival of Books on August 25th at Liberty Station! VIP Reception pre-sale tickets for Producers Club members only: $35 per person. Space is limited and RSVP is required. If you would like to RSVP and have not yet received your invitation, please email producersclub@kpbs.org or call Valerie Bradley at (619) 594-4981.


September 2018


SOLD OUT! Thursday, September 6 - A Night With Paula Poundstone at The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. 7:30-10:00pm. With smart, observational humor and a legendary spontaneous interaction with the crowd, Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians. She improvises like a jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions, and always for the fences. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness a master humorist in action and enjoy an exclusive post-performance dessert reception with an appearance from Paula herself! Cost: $45 per person. . Space is limited and RSVP is required. For waitlist options, please email producersclub@kpbs.org or call Valerie Bradley at (619) 594-4981.


Wednesday, September 12 - A Screening of PBS' Poldark at KPBS. 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for this opportunity to see the first hour of the first episode of Poldark's Season 4 before it's premiere on Masterpiece, Sunday, September 30th. Enjoy a sneak peak into this British historical drama based on the novels by Winston Graham, along with a dessert reception! There is no cost to attend this event. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Additional details to be determined.


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.


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 Movie Night with Beth Accomando, KPBS Producers Club New Members Reception, Behind-the-Scenes Antiques Roadshow Reception and VIP Reception with Scott Horsley.

New Member Reception
New Member Reception

Movie Night with Beth Accomando
Movie Night with Beth Accomando

Antiques Roadshow Reception
Behind-the-Scenes Antiques Roadshow Reception

VIP Reception with Scott Horsley
VIP Reception with Scott Horsley

General Manager's Breakfast
General Manager's Breakfast

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