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

Leadership Circle: $1,000 – $4,999

$1,000 - $2,499

All general membership benefits, PLUS:

  • 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:

  • Quarterly newsletter/impact snapshot

  • Electronic Annual Impact Report

  • Special access to Community Engagement Team events

  • Virtual event programming

  • 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:

  • Invitation to Annual virtual Chicago Public Media Donor Call with our CEO

  • Special behind-the-scenes tour with Development Team Staff

  • FYE Thank You from our CEO

$10,000 OR MORE

All of the above, PLUS:

  • Special invitation for bi-annual Donor Thank You reception and tickets to Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me Show

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