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Leadership Circle

The KNKX Leadership Circle is comprised of households giving $1,500 or more per year to KNKX. These generous supporters are among the most influential listeners, and help shape the future of KNKX.

KNKX is honored to recognize those who take this leadership role in their support of the station with their exemplary generosity.

Whether online or in person, KNKX connects its Leadership Circle members to the on-air talent and musicians that make our station special. It’s how we say thank you for your generous support of the station, which has enabled us to do so much together.

Many members of the Leadership Circle are inspired to direct their funding towards a program or priority at KNKX that they are particularly passionate about. Any member of the KNKX team is happy to talk with supporters about how to direct their gifts to support their passions.

Learn more about our priorities and service here and consider joining the KNKX Leadership Circle as a Sustainer with an ongoing donation of $125 or more per month.

Specific benefits for Leadership Circle members are outlined below.

$1,500 Level

  • Priority access to KNKX Studio Sessions and other KNKX events
  • Early access to KNKX Travel Club opportunities 
  • A dedicated staff member 
  • Additional surprise benefits

$5,000 Level

  • Everything offered at the $1,500 level
  • Yearly invitations to Jazz Alley with a KNKX staff member

*KNKX mugs, shirts and tote bags available upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the giving level for Leadership Circle?
    Our entry level for Leadership Circle is a $125 monthly or $1500 annual gift.
  • Why should I support KNKX?
    More than half of our funding comes from individual listeners like you. Your generous donation is the very reason that our station is able to remain on the air and produce high-quality programs. Can I make monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually installments? Your gifts can be paid at all at once or in a series of installments. By giving a gift of as low as $125 per month, you can still become a member of our Leadership Circle.

  • How long does the membership last?
    Membership is renewed on a yearly basis; your donation makes your membership to the 88.5 Leadership Circle active for one year. Your membership expires one year from the date of your gifts is updated. Moreover, 88.5 has two seasonal spring and fall challenge fund drives, and you are also invited to either join, renew, or add to your membership during the fundraising program.
  • Do you accept matching gifts from employers?
    88.5 welcomes matching gifts made by your business, company or organization. Contact your employer for the procedure to follow that verifies your gift. This helps our station even further.
  • How do you handle my personal information?
    Because 88.5 highly respects the privacy and integrity of each of its donors, we will never sell or rent our member’s information with any other organization; in addition, if you choose to make an anonymous donation to 88.5, our staff will work with you in order to protect your privacy. For more information, please visit the Friends of 88.5 Privacy Policy.
  • Is my contribution tax deductible?
    Friends of 88.5 is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contributions to 88.5 may be tax deductible. The fair market value of thank you gifts that you may receive from 88.5 will be subtracted from the amount of your contribution on your receipt. If you have any question about tax deductions, please check with your tax adviser or financial planner.
  • Where can I find the Annual Report?
    You can find the annual report on the About Us page of our website.
  • Who can I contact with questions?
    Please contact Kaarin Austin if you have any questions about joining the KNKX Leadership Circle.

    Kaarin Austin | ☎ 253-993-5616 — ✍