Leadership Circle

What is the Leadership Circle?

Join the Iowa Public Radio Leadership Circle and become a part of a community of donors whose generosity demonstrates a significant commitment to helping IPR fulfill our mission to enrich the civic and cultural life in Iowa.

Leadership Circle gifts of $1,000 or approximately $100/month allow us to expand, explore and create intelligent, enriching, and entertaining content both on air and online. Leadership Circle members are providing more than annual financial support, they are providing foundational support that enables us our growth today and into the future.

Why join?

  • Reinforce IPR programming that you can’t hear anywhere else
  • Sustain programming that’s vital to your day
  • Strengthen your commitment to IPR
  • Invest in new and innovative ways to create and deliver IPR’s programming
  • Support a service that brings value to throughout the state

How to join

  • Make an annual gift of $1,000 or more
  • Become a sustaining member with a $100 or more monthly pledge
  • Make a gift of stock valued at $1,000 or more
  • Donate a vehicle valued at $1,000 or more.


As an active Leadership Circle member, you will receive all the IPR sustaining member benefits listed below:

  • Automatic entry into drawings during our on-air pledge drives. Drawings change each campaign, but we will always send you an email beforehand, and let you know in which sweepstakes you're automatically included.
  • Invitations to shows, member pre-sale tickets, and events throughout the year. 
  • Access to the IPR Sustainer Shop – purchase great Iowa Public Radio gear anytime you wish! Check your email or contact membership@iowapublicradio.org for the secret entry code! 
  • Opportunity to choose a new thank-you gift every year.
  • A subscription to our email newsletter Connections, packed with news about your favorite programs and hosts, early notice about IPR events, and special members-only offers.

You will also enjoy additional benefits exclusive to Leadership Circle members: 

  • Personal invitations to special live performances, in-studio recording sessions, and pre-sale and sometimes complementary tickets to area events and inclusion in VIP receptions.
  • Recognition in the IPR Annual Report
  • Quarterly newsletter from Iowa Public Radio's Executive Director Myrna Johnson, with an insider's view of the station. 
  • Opportunity to expand the reach of your gift with an on-air or online matching gift challenge. *If interested in leveraging your gift to encourage others to give, please contact IPR before making your gift.
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of any of IPR’s studios at your request. 

Your investment makes a difference in the quality of this radio service, to make sure it will be here today and tomorrow, for all who listen. With a Leadership Circle gift, you have the ability to make a significant impact on the cultural landscape of Iowa. 

For more information, please contact Myrna Johnson at 515-725-1702 or mjohnson@iowapublicradio.org.