Becoming a Leadership Circle member is a deeper investment in Minnesota Public Radio.

It is a dedicated involvement in our mission to "enrich the mind and nourish the spirit." It is a commitment to enhancing lives, expanding perspectives, and strengthening communities. It is a community of special friends who are making MPR a charitable priority.

Please consider increasing the impact of your gift to MPR by becoming a Leadership Circle member today.

Leadership Circle membership starts with a sustaining gift of $100 a month or an annual gift of $1,200 or more.

If you are already a Leadership Circle member, consider increasing the amount of your gift to further support the work of MPR. Your generous contributions are what make our work possible.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Dickson Henning at 651-290-1092 or leadershipcircle@mpr.org.

Want to make an even greater commitment to MPR?

If you are looking to make MPR one of your top charitable priorities, consider joining the Leadership Circle at the President's Circle level of support. Annual gifts of $10,000+ (Director, Benefactor and Builder gifts) are part of our President's Circle level. To learn more about joining and the special benefits and engagement opportunities available exclusively to the President's Circle, please contact Lindsay Dickson Henning at 651-290-1092.

Leadership Circle Benefits

Your generosity greatly impacts the work of Minnesota Public Radio. In appreciation of your support, we've created special benefits available exclusively to members of the Leadership Circle. You can choose/request any or all of the benefits at each level.

Select each level to see the benefits.

Partner – $1,200 - $2,499

  • A personal on-air message on one date of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • + upon request

Leader – $2,500 - $4,999

  • A personal on-air message on two dates of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • Choice of three audio recordings of MPR/APM-produced programming. +
  • + upon request

Investor – $5,000 - $9,999

  • A personal on-air message on two dates of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • Choice of three audio recordings of MPR/APM-produced programming. +
  • Personalized ticket assistance for performances at the Fitzgerald Theater. +
  • Experience an in-studio live, regional broadcast. +
  • + upon request

Director – $10,000 - $14,999

  • A personal on-air message on two dates of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • Choice of three audio recordings of MPR/APM-produced programming. +
  • Personalized ticket assistance for performances at the Fitzgerald Theater. +
  • Experience an in-studio live, regional broadcast. +
  • Invitation to a private dinner with MPR's president and popular on-air hosts.
  • + upon request

Benefactor – $15,000 - $24,999

  • A personal on-air message on two dates of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • Choice of three audio recordings of MPR/APM-produced programming. +
  • Personalized ticket assistance for performances at the Fitzgerald Theater. +
  • Experience an in-studio live, regional broadcast. +
  • Invitation to a private dinner with MPR's president and popular on-air hosts.
  • Lunch with one of Minnesota Public Radio's on-air hosts. +
  • + upon request

Builder – $25,000 and above

  • A personal on-air message on two dates of your choice. +
  • Invitations to special events including: In-studio recording sessions and live musical performances, Broadcast Journalist Series breakfasts, Inside the Studio events featuring MPR hosts, and more.
  • Advance notice and VIP access to special MPR events.
  • Recognition in Minnesota Public Radio's Annual Report.
  • Personalized tour of Minnesota Public Radio's broadcast studios. +
  • Choice of three audio recordings of MPR/APM-produced programming. +
  • Personalized ticket assistance for performances at the Fitzgerald Theater. +
  • Experience an in-studio live, regional broadcast. +
  • Invitation to a private dinner with MPR's president and popular on-air hosts.
  • Lunch with one of Minnesota Public Radio's on-air hosts. +
  • Weekly broadcast recognition associated with program of your choice. +
  • Special recognition and experiences tailored to your interests.
  • + upon request

Previous Events

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