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Major Donor Special Events

KQED major donors directly impact Bay Area communities by making significant investments to ensure the future of KQED’s high-quality, engaging programming and services. In recognition of their generous support, major donors receive invitations to exclusive events throughout the year. These events are designed to offer a unique, behind-the-scenes look at KQED’s diverse programming.

Michael Krasny and Ira Flatow Event

Signal Society Events

Signal Society level donors are invited to join other major donors and meet public media personalities at receptions throughout the year. These events take place in KQED’s studio or offsite at locations in various regions across the Bay Area. Featured guests have included Ron Elving, Hari Sreenivasan and Ira Flatow (featured above with Michael Krasny).

Photo Credit: Greg Habiby

Scott Shafer and Jason Beaubien Event

Producer’s Circle Events

In addition to being invited to the larger gatherings that include Signal Society members, Producer’s Circle level members are invited to attend small, intimate events at locations across the Bay Area. These seated events offer chances to meet public media personalities such as Jacques Pépin, Audie Cornish and Jason Beaubien (featured above with Scott Shafer).

Photo Credit: Trish Tunney Photography

Makers Panel

Women NewsMakers

Each spring, KQED hosts Women NewsMakers, a unique event created to celebrate Women’s History Month. Since 2013, KQED Women NewsMakers has been bringing together leading local female activists, politicians, philanthropists, business leaders and board members, along with KQED reporters, to share the remarkable stories behind the women who dare to lead. The luncheon and panel discussion has featured such notable speakers as Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, California; Esta Soler, President, Futures Without Violence; and Eileen Donahoe, Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch.

Photo Credit: Trish Tunney Photography

Contact KQED Major Giving for more information

Michele Martinez Reese, Senior Director, Leadership Gifts
Phone: 415.553.2300
Fax: 415.553.2174
email: majorgifts@kqed.org

2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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