The Edward R. Murrow Society

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Support WBUR—Boston’s NPR News Station.

A gift of $1,500 or more makes possible the news and original programming that are hallmarks of WBUR. Whether you contribute a single gift or multiple gifts totaling $1,500 or more during your annual membership year, you will join the group of WBUR’s most steadfast and generous donors who demand a high standard of excellence like the legendary Edward R. Murrow. Simply put, The Murrow Society reflects the professionalism and value that WBUR and NPR achieve every day.

As a Murrow Society member, you will enjoy some exclusive privileges and be among the first to know about special WBUR events such as the annual WBUR Public Radio Gala and the WBUR Spring Event, as well as other station fundraisers and complimentary receptions and performances with our partner organizations.

To become a Murrow Society member, please contact:

Kathleen A. McCarthy
Manager of Annual and Planned Giving
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 353-0166

2015 Annual Murrow Society Benefits:

Correspondent — $1,500 to $2,499

  • Private tour of WBUR 90.9 and studios for you and a guest
  • Subscription to Airwaves
  • Automatic entry into all of WBUR’s fundraising sweepstakes
  • Advance notice of ticketed events and partner events
  • Preferential seating at WBUR, or WBUR-sponsored, events such as On Point Live; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…; and The Moth**
  • Two tickets to The Murrow Society Thank You reception

Producer — $2,500 to $4,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes viewing of live broadcast of On Point or Here & Now
  • Invitations to VIP receptions to meet on-air hosts and notable guests

Reporter — $5,000 to $9,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for four and personal tour with our Director of News and Programming

Director — $10,000 to $24,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for four with General Manager, Charlie Kravetz, and the news reporter of your choice
  • Invitations to intimate gatherings and dinners with WBUR producers, reporters, and NPR correspondents

Host — $25,000 to $49,999

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • In-station lunch for six with General Manager Charlie Kravetz and a WBUR on-air host of your choice
  • On-air credit for sponsoring a day of WBUR

General Manager-$50,000 or more

All of the above benefits, plus:

  • WBUR host, producer, or reporter of your choice will attend a dinner or reception at your home

**All offers of tickets are contingent upon availability and are, unless otherwise stated, first come, first served.

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