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Impact Giving

We invite you to strengthen your commitment to IPR and consider giving at one of our Leadership Circle levels.

Impact Giving allows IPR to expand, explore and create more intelligent, enriching, and entertaining content both on-air and online. These members provide not only annual financial support, but also foundational support that enables IPR’s growth today and into the future. We are deeply grateful to these members for their generosity and commitment to IPR’s mission and we welcome you to join in the advancement of public radio’s programming and outreach in Iowa. Thank you!

Supporters looking to make a greater impact with their contributions have various options such as joining our Leadership Circle or contributing to special initiatives and projects.

Leadership Circle


As a contributing partner with IPR, you can feel proud you are helping strengthen our unique and high-quality programming, sustaining the service that is vital to Iowans throughout the state, and investing in new and innovative ways to create and deliver IPR programming.

There are a number of ways you can make a gift to join the Leadership Circle which include gifts of cash or stock, a gift from your IRA or donor advised fund, or through the donation of a vehicle.

  • Leadership Circle: $1,200 - $4,999
  • Producers Circle: $5,000 - $19,999
  • Directors Circle: $20,000+
  • IPR Heritage Society Membership

If you have joined the Heritage Society by sharing with us your intent to support IPR with a future gift from your estate, you can also enjoy the benefits of the Leadership Circle.

View Leadership Circle and Heritage Society Benefits

Impact Giving

Iowa Public Radio has identified these strategic initiatives that we believe will advance the mission of public radio as we head into a second century of service to Iowans.

The Innovation Fund – Special funding enables creativity and innovation at IPR to develop new projects and programs which have the potential to better serve listeners and develop new, more diverse audiences.

The Journalism Impact Fund – Dedicated funding to the IPR Newsroom ensures ample resources for our reporting team to respond quickly during emerging news events and keep Iowans informed.

We are pleased to share the names of these donors who helped launch this fund and invite you to join them.

  • Warren and Beverly Madden
  • Nora and David Everett
  • Diane and Jack Robertson
  • Marsha Ternus
  • Bob and Kay Riley
  • The James Skarda Family

Second Century Endowment Fund – Endowed funds establish a foundation for the next century of Iowa Public Radio programming. Endowment earnings provide a permanent source of revenue and can support critical, but hard to fund behind-the-scenes operations in radio broadcasting.

A more detailed description of our Impact Giving initiatives can be found here.

For more information on Impact Giving at IPR, please contact us:
If you are considering making a significant commitment, we welcome the opportunity to work with you personally. If you wish, we can help identify any specific areas of interest in which you would like to make an impact and how to best recognize you for your generosity. If interested, you can review our Guidelines for On-Air Donor Recognition.

Andrea Hansen
Development Director
515-725-1701
ahansen@iowapublicradio.org
Ellie Alberhasky
Major Gifts Officer
319-335-5747
ealberhasky@iowapublicradio.org