The Edward R. Murrow Society

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Support WBUR—Boston’s NPR News Station.

WBUR is one of the nation’s most distinguished and accomplished public radio stations. It offers a combination of NPR news and programming, a robust local news operation and a series of programs produced right here in Boston for national public radio audiences.

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

2014 Annual Murrow Society Benefits:

Correspondent — $1,500 to $2,499

  • Private tour of WBUR 90.9 and studios for you and a guest
  • Advance notice of ticketed events
  • Preferential seating at WBUR, or WBUR-sponsored, events such as On Point Live; Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…; The Moth and the Boston Book Festival
  • VIP tickets to exclusive events throughout the year**
  • Two tickets to The Murrow Society Thank You reception

Producer — $2,500 to $4,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Opportunities to attend events with partner organizations like the ICA, MFA, ART or DeCordova**
  • Reserved seating at JFK Library Forums**

Reporter — $5,000 to $9,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • In-station lunch for four with General Manager Charlie Kravetz

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 anchor of your choice

Host — $25,000 to $49,999

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • In-station lunch with General Manager Charlie Kravetz and a WBUR on-air host of your choice

General Manager-$50,000 or more

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Catered cocktail party or dinner for 20 at your home with a WBUR host

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

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More Ways To Give

Donate Your Car

Support the programming you love by donating a vehicle to WBUR. You may qualify for a tax benefit!

Make A Gift Of Stock

A gift of stock can bring meaningful financial and tax benefits to both you and WBUR.

Employer Matching Gifts

Will your company match your gift? Find out here!

Build A Personal Legacy And Support WBUR With Planned Giving

Support WBUR by naming the station as a beneficiary in your will or living trust.


Volunteering to answer phones during a pledge drive is a great way to support WBUR.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Make a donation in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member.