Leadership Circle | KNKX

Leadership Circle

KNKX Leadership Circle

Our Mission

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

Much has happened at KNKX over the last year and we are excited about our new status as an independent, community station. In the last year we went from near extinction, to emerging as a new and invigorated force, with the strength of a passionate community behind us.

Leadership Circle combines your generosity with our passion for informative storytelling through jazz, news, blues. By partnering with KNKX, you help us bring impactful stories and unique experiences to our community. Experiences such as live Studio Sessions that highlight local and regional talent, funding for special news projects such as Renaissance Beach, and School of Jazz that connects high school musicians to professional mentors.

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.

Make Your Gift Today!

Leadership Giving Levels

Leadership Circle members are a special group of listeners who inspire us to not only reach our goals of quality programming, but also to strive for excellence in every aspect of the services we provide. In return you will receive special opportunities to meet public radio personalities, nationally known figures, local station talent and management as well as invitations to exclusive VIP events such as KNKX Studio Sessions.

  1. Visit our online pledge form and complete the pledge form with your current contact information, including – a valid email address so that you can be notified of special events and opportunities as well as news from KNKX.
  2. Click 'Submit' and you are done!

Join one of our leadership levels today!

Leadership Circle

  • Invitation to Live Studio Sessions
  • Invitations to Leadership Circle Events
  • Advance notice of Travel Club and special events

Investors Circle

  • All previous offers.
  • One(1) Day Sponsorship to air 4x on the day of your choice*
  • Personal tour of either our Seattle or Tacoma studios*

Directors Circle

  • All previous offers.
  • Special VIP opportunities
  • Live Studio Session of your choice
  • Two(2) Day Sponsorships to air 4x on days of your choice*

Producers Circle

  • All previous offers.
  • Three(3) day sponsorships to air 4x on the days of your choice*

Visionary Circle

  • All previous offers.
  • Private dinner with General Manager Joey Cohn and host of your choice*
  • 88.5 Gift Basket (upon request)

*Dates and messages must be mutually agreed upon.

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 Kari Young if you have any questions about joining the KNKX Leadership Circle.

Kari Young


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