The MPR Leadership Circle

What is the Leadership Circle?

Listener support is the most important revenue source at MPR. Become a Leadership Circle member today and join a community of our most generous and engaged donors whose financial support forms the foundation for all we do. When you give $1,200 or more annually ($100 or more a month as a sustainer), you’re providing essential support that ensures MPR is freely accessible to all in our community.

Why join?

  • An investment in MPR is an investment in your community.

  • As the only statewide network, more than a million Minnesotans depend on MPR for fact-based journalism, joyful and calming music, compelling cultural programming, and human connection and companionship.

  • You’ll sustain and strengthen the unique MPR programming that’s an essential part of your day, and your gift will ensure that MPR remains strong and accessible to all Minnesotans.

  • Help us maintain continuity of programming and staff so that we can fulfill the promises of our mission.

  • Support new ventures, new voices and new capabilities.

  • Transform your philanthropic investment as a long-time member.

Ways to join

Whether you give an outright gift or contribute through a donor advised fund, you make a difference in your community—ensuring that audiences across Minnesota have access to high-quality programming that informs and inspires.

There are many ways you can support MPR with a Leadership Circle gift of $1,200 or more annually:

Unsure of the best giving option? We are here to help you choose the method that is right for you. For more information about joining the Leadership Circle, contact us at or (651) 290-1336.

Leadership Circle Giving Levels

Partner – $1,200 to $2,499
Champion – $2,500 to $4,999
Investor – $5,000 to $9,999


In recognition of your generous commitment to MPR, we want to thank you with these exclusive Leadership Circle benefits:

  • Exclusive invitations to MPR-insider events  

  • Personal on-air messages  

  • Behind-the-scenes tours of MPR studios 

  • Advance ticket purchase opportunities and VIP access to selected events 

  • Opportunity to join Kerri Miller’s Book Circle 

  • And more! 

Learn about exclusive Leadership Circle events.

To take advantage of your Leadership Circle benefits, contact us at or (651) 290-1336.

The Kerri Miller Book Circle is offered exclusively to Leadership Circle members. Throughout the year, you’ll receive six moving and inspiring books personally selected by MPR News host Kerri Miller. You’ll also receive invitations to occasional special events. Select the Book Circle as your thank you when you make your gift, or email Leadership Circle to sign up and learn more.

Make an even greater impact

Consider joining the President’s Circle with an annual gift of $10,000 or more. In addition to Leadership Circle benefits, you’ll be invited to in-studio events, gatherings with MPR leaders, and other experiences that fit your interests.

President’s Circle

Director – $10,000 to $24,999
Benefactor – $25,000 to $49,999
Innovator – $50,000 to $99,999
Guarantor – $100,000 and up

Already in the Leadership Circle

To access your benefits or get more information, contact us at or (651) 290-1336.


Gifts can be mailed to:

Minnesota Public Radio
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101