Leadership Circle

Individual contributions from listeners enables Chicago Public Media to produce, acquire and distribute engaging, thoughtful, and entertaining programs. At times financial gifts provide an edge, and sometimes they even ensure survival. In either circumstance, they are critical. Your commitment makes the difference.

While WBEZ is pleased to offer membership to all station contributors, thousands of listeners—from the city, the suburbs and beyond—support the station with a substantial annual contribution.

WBEZ's Leadership Circle represents a group of Members that support Chicago Public Media wtih an annual minimum contribution of $1,000.

Benefits for Leadership Circle Members ($1,000/year or $84/month)

Membership in the Leadership Circle offers a variety of exclusive benefits, including:

  • a behind-the-scenes peek at program production or access to special concerts and events at our broadcast studios, our outdoor terrace, or in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio
  • 2 tickets to a live taping of Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! at the Chase Bank Auditorium Theatre
  • three on-air dedications to use throughout the year
  • all general membership benefits

Most importantly, WBEZ's Leadership Circle members play a significant role in ensuring the continued success of a station that so many depend on, learn from and enjoy.

Who Joins WBEZ's Leadership Circle?

  • You, the longtime member who maintains a great appreciation for the services WBEZ provides and has the means to make a more substantial gift.
  • You, the listener who enjoys the depth and breadth of WBEZ's award-winning programs.
  • You, the commuter who enjoys the long-form news coverage WBEZ provides on the way to and from work each day.

For more information about joining the Leadership Circle, please contact Liz Farris, Development Manager, at 312-893-2967 or via email at efarris@wbez.org.

Click here to make your gift online.