MPR gift memberships

Need a gift for the public radio fan in your life? Give that person a gift that keeps on giving: an MPR membership. He or she will enjoy being part of the dedicated community of listeners that power the news and music, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re giving the gift of great radio.

But it gets even better: Your gift recipient will be able to take advantage of all the benefits of MPR membership for a full year, including discounts at local and regional businesses, and special ticket offers to MPR events.

Be known as a great gift giver — give an MPR gift membership today.

Gift Membership Frequently Asked Questions


How do I give a gift membership?

There are two easy ways to give! Choose the method of giving most convenient for you:

  1. Online: Give an MPR gift membership through our safe and secure online form.
  2. Phone: Call our Member & Audience Services team toll free at 800-228-7123, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
  3. What is included in a gift membership?

    1. Access to Minnesota Public Radio:
      • Tours, events and information about your gift recipient’s favorite programs
      • Important breaking news about MPR events and happenings in your community
    2. Community recognition — The pride of belonging to one of the nation's most highly respected and widely known public radio organizations.
    3. Member discounts — Your gift recipient’s membership entitles them to exclusive members-only discounts at restaurants, theaters, record stores, shops, B&B’s and more — with their MPR Member Connect card. Their member card will arrive in the mail within a few weeks.
    4. Critical news and great music — Members use a variety of ways to stay connected to MPR including podcasts, social media, streaming apps for mobile devices, enewsletters and email alerts among others.

    How do I announce my gift?

    If you give online, you can select to immediately send your gift recipient an ecard with a personal message.

    If you did not give online, you can still download and print a gift announcement card. Our printable gift announcement fits perfectly in a card or stocking and is suitable for any occasion. The announcement folds into quarters and includes information on gift membership benefits, a brief description of Minnesota Public Radio and room for you to include a hand-written message. The front is even “wrapped” with a bow!

    All Gift Recipients will also receive a mailed acknowledgement of your gift along with their Member Connect card.

    How does my gift help Minnesota Public Radio?

    Your gift will help Minnesota Public Radio provide the in-depth, thoughtful news and information your gift recipient wants, the enriching, diverse music they love, and the meaningful, supportive connection with their community they seek.

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    Can I give a gift at the last minute and receive my order the same day (e.g., by downloading a digital certificate and/or sending an ecard)?

    If your gift is time-sensitive, please use our online option to give. Online, you can select your gift, select an ecard to announce your gift immediately and, after your gift is processed, download and print a gift announcement card, which you can fold and fit inside a card.

    Where will my gift recipient’s thank-you gift or bonus gift be sent?

    If you choose to have your gift recipient receive a thank-you gift or bonus gift, these items will be sent directly to the gift recipient’s address within 2-3 weeks.

    Where will my gift recipient’s Member Connect card be sent?

    Your gift recipient’s Member Connect card will be sent directly to your gift recipient’s address within 2-3 weeks.