Join Our Giving Circles

WBEZ is grateful for the generous contributions from its many investors who give annually $1,000 or more. These special members provide the station with the resources necessary to fulfill our mission by serving as the cornerstone of the local and national public conversation and as a central pillar of our civic community while reasserting ourselves as the heart of innovation within public radio.

We offer exclusive benefits to thank these critical supporters including access to behind-the-scenes WBEZ events and some of Chicago’s most sought after cultural offerings. Questions? For more information, please contact the Development Team at 312-948-4824 or jhall@wbez.org.

Leadership Circle: $1,000 – $4,999

$1,000 - $2,499

All general membership benefits, PLUS:

  • Invitation to Evening Inside the Broadcast Studio: meet station talent at this exclusive studio tour
  • Two (2) tickets to a live, local taping of Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
  • Early access to purchase tickets for special events

$2,500 - $4,999

All of the above, PLUS:

  • Annual Impact Report
  • Invitation to our special What’s NEXT event, hosted annually by WBEZ Next, Chicago Public Media’s Leadership Council


Amplifier Circle: $5,000 OR MORE

$5,000 - $9,999

All of the above, PLUS:

  • Special behind-the-scenes experience on your private station tour for up to six people
  • Invitation to bi-annual virtual Investor Call, a state-of-the-station from our CEO
  • Regular e-communications, including:
    • Amplifier e-newsletter with station updates and an insider’s perspective on WBEZ and our award-winning programs
    • Tickets to upcoming exclusive special event opportunities from both WBEZ and our partner institutions

$10,000 OR MORE

All of the above, PLUS:

  • A special invitation to the Chicago Public Media Board Chair’s Annual Event

Please note, all event benefits listed are dependent upon current CDC guidelines.