Major Giving

At AZPM, our mission is clear: to educate, inform, inspire, and connect our community, by bringing people and ideas together. But we cannot do it without your partnership. You give because you believe, as we do, in providing high-quality programming that fills the soul and challenges the mind. Thank you.

Be Part of AZPM's Leadership Society

A short video from AZPM's Deb Dale asking supporters, viewers and listeners to make a year-end gift.
While more than 27,000 families currently support AZPM with vital general membership contributions, only a select group of members are part of AZPM's Leadership Society.

Donors whose annual gifts total $2,500 or more are members of the AZPM Leadership Society. These members provide the foundation of all AZPM programming and original production. Their support also provides the financial wherewithal to invest in technologies to provide programs and services to everyone in Southern Arizona, regardless of their ability to pay. The Leadership Society. is our way of recognizing major contributors who help keep the vision of public media in Southern Arizona strong.

The Leadership Society is divided into unique tiers which provide special benefits and privileges to their members. Click on each tier for more information.

Producer’s Circle Benefits and:
  • Invitation for a day out in the field with Arizona 3601 or Arizona Illustrated
  • Donor Wall recognition at AZPM Studio Offices
  • Private in-studio program screening with ten guests

Director’s Circle Benefits and:
  • Invitation to attend an AZPM Production in studio
  • Invitation for dinner with the AZPM CEO

Editor’s Circle Benefits and:
  • Opportunity to record a testimonial for on-air use
  • University of Arizona 1885 Society Distinction
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events

Studio Circle Benefits and:
  • VIP Reception preceding AZPM’s Annual Regional Emmy® Award Winners Celebration
  • Invitations to pre- or post-screening events
  • Invitations to events and performances hosted by AZPM partners

  • VIP Tour of the AZPM Studios for you and five guests
  • Opportunity to establish a personalized communication plan with a Development Officer
  • University of Arizona President’s Club Recognition

  • Membership in the Old Main Society through the University of Arizona Foundation
  • TV on-air acknowledgement as a member of the Legacy Circle
  • Personal behind-the-scenes tour of AZPM facilities conducted by CEO and Board Chair
  • A DVD of all new AZPM local productions
  • Opportunities to meet AZPM officers, on-air personalities and visiting PBS and NPR national talent

What Can You Give?

The easiest and most common way to give to AZPM is through a tax deductible gift of cash, usually made by check. However, gifts can take many forms. These gifts are facilitated by the University of Arizona Foundation, 501 (c)(3). Here are a few options:

Real Estate More information
Gifts of Securities or IRA More information
Endowments More information
Corporate Matching Gifts More information

Our development staff would be happy to work with you and your professional advisors to determine your best options. Please contact us by phone at 520-621-3808 or by email.


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Meet Our Team

Enrique Aldana

Enrique Aldana
Director of Development

Laura Maher

Laura Maher
Major Gifts and Grants Officer

Betsy Leader

Betsy Leader
Associate Director of Development

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