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Leadership Circle

Our Mission: To deliver excellence in jazz, blues, and news with deep storytelling that inspires, informs, and connects our community.

The KNKX Leadership Circle allows you to explore your passion for jazz, blues and NPR and regional news with the very people who are creating it. Rub elbows with jazz performers during live studio sessions, see new and local artists in virtual KNKX Live events. Ask your pressing questions about coverage to our news team at News and Brews. Arrive for a special concert knowing your seat is already reserved.

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.

Learn more about our priorities and service here and consider joining the KNKX Leadership Circle as a monthly sustaining donor.

Learn more about leadership benefits and giving levels here.

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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 — ✍