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Donors of $1200 or greater become members of the Leadership Circle, receive one Day Sponsorship opportunity to be thanked on the air, as well as the WAMU 88.5 MemberCard and our unique WAMU 88.5 silver-plated, pewter microphone pin. Additionally, for your $1200 gift we would like to thank you in person at a special reception with Diane Rehm, Kojo Nnamdi and other WAMU hosts.

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