Giving Societies’ Offerings

As a valued investor in local public media, it is our privilege to invite you to engage with Houston Public Media in a deeper, more meaningful way. This menu of engagement opportunities has been developed with you in mind.

We hope to further connect you to the content and programming that enriches your life and supports a thriving community.

As we recover from the effects from the pandemic, we may have limited in person access, special protocols in place for attending special opportunities or virtual engagements. All engagement opportunities are exclusive and on a first come, first served basis.

Giving Society Opportunities and Descriptions

NPR Collective

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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.

This event has limited access and is by invitation only to our Visionary Leaders based on personal interest.

PBS Insider Experience

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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.

This event has limited access and is by invitation only to our Visionary Leaders based on personal interest.

Quarterly Investor Call with the General Manager

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2022 at 10am Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10am Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 10am Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 10am

Recognition On-Air

Receive prominent recognition as a Visionary Leader, Affinity Council Leadership and Affinity Council Committee on-air on TV 8, News 88.7 on radio, and online. Affinity Council and Studio Society receive online recognition.

Donor Experiences

Go behind the microphone and camera with some of your favorite Houston Public Media programs, such as Houston Matters with Craig Cohen, Town Square with Ernie Manouse, and more.

Exclusive Access to Local Shows & Other Events

When your favorite regional and national public media personalities come to Houston, you’re invited to partake in all the festivities. You will receive premiere access and insider updates on these ticketed performances and shows. We also have Houston area partnerships with ticketed opportunities with similar access that you may have special access to attend. Affinity Council Committee members and higher will receive a minimum of four invitations and Affinity Council members will receive minimum of two invitations.

Monthly Insider Communications

Houston Public Media has a major donor newsletter that gives you a monthly insider’s look on the work that only you make possible with your investment. Get a closer look at what stories our newsroom has done and a look at what’s coming up with our major donor newsletter, Between the Broadcasts.

Additionally, to highlight and give a deeper look into the impact of your investment, monthly impact reports are sent to all Affinity Council and Studio Society members.

A Toast to You Celebration

To mark and celebrate Houston Public Media’s more than 70 years of providing meaningful, thoughtful and educational programs to your community, we invite our new Studio Society and Affinity Council investors to this celebration.

Concierge Service

Concierge service from the Houston Public Media team to ensure we support your interests and curate special opportunities to customize your experience throughout the year.

Recognition Online

Receive online recognition when you give at a Studio Society or Affinity Council membership level.

Annual UH In Tempore Luncheon

Houston Public Media is grateful for supporters who include public media in their estate plans. Thoughtful gifts, like these, play a vital part in the future of the station. As we are a service of the University of Houston, you will be invited to an annual luncheon hosted by the university to celebrate In Tempore Legacy Society members.

Guided Tour to Transmitter Tower with Boxed Lunch

Invest in the growing needs of future generations with cutting edge technology by supporting Houston Public Media’s Innovation Fund. Investors in the Innovation Fund are invited to tour the tower and transmitter site followed by a lunch at the Houston Public Media studios.