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Join the Leadership Circle

As a WAMU Leadership Circle member, you provide significant annual support to WAMU 88.5 and are one of the station's philanthropic leaders. Your investment in WAMU ensures that the station continues to provide the highest quality news, information and entertainment to its listeners. Contributions at the Leadership Circle level demonstrate your commitment to securing the long, healthy, and independent future of public radio. Please note Leadership Circle benefits are extended to two people.

 

The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper Speaks with Pati Jinich

The Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper and chef, writer and television host Pati Jinich talk about Mexican cuisine, the history of some popular dishes, and cooking by feeling rather than by sticking closely to a recipe in a book.

Exclusive Leadership Circle Benefits

As a part of the Leadership Circle, you provide crucial unrestricted funds that enable WAMU to bring unequaled local and national programs to our listeners in the DC metropolitan region, as well as distribute our content nationally and internationally. Membership in the Leadership Circle offers substantial personal rewards as well:

To join WAMU's Leadership Circle now, please use our secure online donation forms.

 

Patron $1,200-$2,499

  • Invitation to Annual Leadership Circle Reception with WAMU 88.5 celebrities
  • Recognition in WAMU 88.5’s Annual Report
  • Behind the scenes tour at WAMU 88.5 studios
  • 1 Day Sponsorship – share a personal message on-air 3 times on a day of your choice

Producer $2,500-$4,999

  • Small group coffee with General Manager & on-air personality
  • Invitation to 1 Salon Series Event
  • 3 Day Sponsorships

Broadcaster $5,000-$9,999

  • Private lunch with the General Manager
  • Invitation to 2 Salon Series Events
  • Monthly on-air recognition for one year as a Broadcast level donor

Director $10,000-$24,999

  • Private lunch with General Manager & on-air personality
  • Monthly on-air recognition for one year as a Director level donor

Visionary $25,000-$49,999

  • Sponsor a live presentation or performance in studio or theater
  • Monthly on-air recognition for one year on The Diane Rehm Show or The Kojo Nnamdi Show as a Visionary level donor

Angel $50,000+

  • WAMU 88.5 host attendance at cocktail party or dinner in your home
  • Monthly on-air recognition for one year on The Diane Rehm Show or The Kojo Nnamdi Show as an Angel level donor

Each level includes all of the benefits of the previous level.

Leadership Circle benefits are extended to two people. For the purpose of recognition, anonymity is available to all Leadership Circle donors upon request.

 

For additional information about the Leadership Circle, please contact Louisa Swain, Major Giving Officer, at lswain@wamu.org or 202-885-2802. To join WAMU's Leadership Circle now please use the links above to our secure online donation forms, or call or mail in your contribution.

To contact us:
WAMU 88.5
Office of Special Giving
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8082

Development Advisory Council

WAMU 88.5 wishes to thank the Development Advisory Council for their service. The Development Advisory Council is a select group of appointed volunteers who support fundraising for WAMU 88.5, WRAU 88.3 and Bluegrass Country 105.5 as advocates, as ambassadors, and as generous donors. We thank the Development Advisory Council for their involvement and for their commitment to the station. For more information, please contact Wendy Ponvert at 202-885-8893 or ponvert@wamu.org or Louisa Swain at 202-885-2802 or lswain@wamu.org.

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