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Affinity Council

When you become an Affinity Council member at $5,000 or more annually, you will be a part of the leadership that determines the ultimate Houston Public Media member experiences. You will also receive exclusive and intimate invitations to engage with some of your favorite local and national personalities like Houston Public Media’s own Craig Cohen from Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, Ken Burns, Ira Glass from This American Life, and 1A’s Joshua Johnson. Thank you for your leadership!

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Affinity Council
Engagement Offerings

  • Visionary Leader | $25,000+

    NPR LogoNPR Collective*

    NPR’s Weekend in Washington returns as NPR Collective. Experience a weekend with the people who tell the stories you love and learn about the ideas that bring them to life. Don’t miss in-depth conversations, dynamic interviews, inspiring moments, and an opportunity to connect with public radio’s most avid listeners. Join the collective and listen closer.

    PBS LogoPBS Insider Experience*

    Gain insider access to PBS leadership, producers and talent through intimate gatherings and collective experiences. Learn about the inner workings of PBS and hear about upcoming programs, while taking in a behind-the-scenes look into PBS’ most watched series.

    Includes all preceding engagement offerings

  • Affinity Council Leadership | $15,000–$24,999

    New York Experience*

    Enjoy the best New York City food, wine and art while taking in the best of PBS – from WNET’s documentary series profiling outstanding American cultural artists American Masters, to the Emmy-winning performing arts series Live from Lincoln Center, and more.

    Manor of Speaking with Ernie Manouse

    Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse brings us into a one-on-one conversation with a special guest. Sit in on the intimate interview and join our special guest at a private reception following the conversation.

    Includes all preceding engagement offerings

  • Affinity Council Committee Membership | $10,000–$14,999

    Fireside Chats

    Join Houston Public Media’s executive team, members of the Houston Public Media Foundation Board, and public media partners from across the system for an intimate gathering and Q&A.

    Quarterly Investor Calls

    Tune in quarterly for exclusive updates from Houston Public Media’s general manager about the public media system and Houston Public Media.

    Includes all preceding engagement offerings

  • Affinity Council Membership | $5,000–$9,999

    A Seat at the Table

    Join Houston Public Media’s executive team, members of the Houston Public Media Foundation Board, and public media partners from across the system for an intimate gathering and Q&A.

    Private Screenings

    Go behind the microphone and camera with some of your favorite Houston Public Media local programs, such as Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, Skyline Sessions, Red, White and Blue and Party Politics.

*Travel airfare, accommodations, applicable fees and related incidentals are at the cost of guests. All engagement opportunities have limited access and are on a first come, first serve basis.

View Our Current Affinity Council Members

Have questions about the Affinity Council? Let’s talk!

Courtney Lamm, Chief Development Officer

Courtney Lamm

Chief Development Officer

713.743.8410

Mary Ann Marucci, Sr. Director of Advancement

Mary Ann Marucci

Sr. Director of Advancement

713.743.7714

Michael Blunk, Leadership Gifts

Michael Blunk

Leadership Gifts

713.743.7877

Lilya Keeton, Development Officer

Lilya Keeton

Development Officer

713.743.7170