MPR President’s Circle

President’s Circle members are shaping the future of MPR with their extraordinary generosity. Their philanthropic support inspires incredible programming and provides essential funding for the people and technology that bring it all to life. Perhaps most importantly, President’s Circle members ensure that MPR is freely accessible to all in our community. President’s Circle members make gifts of $10,000 or more during a fiscal year.

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.

 

Nii Quaye

“MPR adds enormous richness to people’s lives. It keeps me connected to my global roots and early tradition of trusted high-quality information. I support MPR because it gives people a sense of connection despite our local and cultural differences.”

—Nii-Ayite Quaye, President’s Circle member

 

Public Media for the Greater Good

In 1967, the Public Broadcasting Act was signed to ensure culture and reliable news would be free, independent and belong to everyone. MPR | APM is for all of us, funded by the people and never for profit. We need your support to keep it that way. Make an unrestricted gift today.

As a President’s Circle member, you are invited to have a unique impact by supporting one of the thematic packages below.

INDEPENDENT NEWS AND TRUSTED INFORMATION

Our journalism is in service to the public. Like our audiences, we’re always asking questions. Our shared curiosity drives us to explore and investigate hidden truths. We’re not afraid to dig deeper and push the conversation to arrive at what really matters. We’re not beholden to commercial interests. We hold people in power accountable. We have an obligation to the truth, and we are relentless in our pursuit of it. The public is our only stakeholder. MPR | APM is here for you. Be here for us. Give online today or learn about more ways to contribute below.

 

CURATED MUSIC AND CULTURE FOR ALL

Music isn’t a commodity, it’s a craft. It has the power to shape cultures, change lives, and define generations. Yet in today’s music ecosystem, big labels influence airplay on contemporary and classical stations alike. Every day, we make it our mission to discover, empower and celebrate the artists and musicians who stand out and offer something special. With our music and cultural programming, we seek to awaken curiosity, engage the mind, and nourish the spirit through new music, meaningful conversations, and human connection. Turn up your support for the music and culture you depend on. Give online today or learn about more ways to contribute below.

 

THE FUTURE OF MEDIA

The world of media is changing rapidly, every day. Our mission compels us to rise to the challenge of creating greater value and new relevancy for curious people who want to consume trusted and meaningful media in new ways and across multiple platforms. Today’s audiences expect more. Help MPR | APM stay at the forefront of these changes by investing in the future of media. Your gift will support new ventures, new voices and new capabilities. Give online today or learn about more ways to contribute below.

 

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 at the President’s Circle level:

 

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 President’s Circle, contact us at presidentscircle@mpr.org or (651) 290-1013.

 

President’s Circle Giving Levels

Director: $10,000-$24,999
Benefactor: $25,000-$49,999
Innovator: $50,000-$99,999
Guarantor: $100,000+

President’s Circle Benefits

DIRECTOR

With your annual gift of $10,000 or more, you will enjoy all the benefits of Leadership Circle Investors, as well as the exclusive President’s Circle benefits listed below.

  • Tickets to the annual President’s Circle dinner

  • Unique opportunities to engage directly with national talent

  • The ability to designate your gift to your favorite MPR program or service

  • Biannual updates from MPR leadership

 

BENEFACTOR

With your annual gift of $25,000 or more, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Director level as well as the exclusive benefit listed below.

  • Personal phone call from MPR talent or leadership

 

INNOVATOR

With your annual gift of $50,000 or more, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Benefactor level as well as the exclusive benefit listed below.

  • Curated experiences for you and your guests, based on your interests

 

GUARANTOR

With your annual gift of $100,000 or more, you will enjoy all the benefits of the Innovator level as well as the exclusive benefit listed below.

  • Custom appreciation and impact video from MPR talent and leadership 

President's Circle Member Benefits Chart

President’s Circle Events

Throughout the year, we plan a series of special events for President’s Circle members. The events are designed to show your gift in action and bring you closer to the people and programming you love. Learn more here.

 

Already in the President’s Circle?

 

To access your benefits or get more information, contact us at presidentscircle@mpr.org or (651) 290-1013.

 

Related Information:

 

Gifts can be mailed to:

Minnesota Public Radio
Attn: Membership
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

 

Thank you for your generous support of MPR. Our communities are stronger because of you.