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Sustain BPR's independent service during the Spring Membership Drive

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Update 3/22: Scroll down to see the winners of the daily spring drawing prizes, and enter now to win!

BPR’s Spring Membership Drive is the perfect time to become a Sustaining Member of Blue Ridge Public Radio or to renew your support. Now through March 30, in addition to powering the news, music and cultural connections you count on, you can help BPR meet the drive goal of $250,000 and win special prizes.

Contributions from listener and business supporters make up more than 90 percent of BPR’s funding. Every news report, every music performance, and every story on the air (and on this website!) is here because of listeners like you.

The best way to support BPR is by becoming a Sustaining Member of the station. With monthly drafts of $5 or more per month taken out of your bank account or credit card, it’s economical for you and provides a steady stream of revenue for the station.

Gifts of $10 or more (or $120+) can get you the BPR MemberCard, featuring 2-for-1 dining offers and discounts at favorite businesses around the region and throughout North Carolina. For $15 or more per month (or $180+), receive a MemberCard and a BPR Day Sponsorship, an on air message to mark a personal celebration or to donate to your favorite area nonprofit.

What you give and how you give is up to you. Preserve this independent public service for you, your neighbors, and future generations, and be part of BPR’s Spring Membership Drive now.

BPR’s Spring Prize Drawings

Donate now and you could win! Beginning Monday, March 21, we’ll announce a daily drawing winner for exciting prizes from regional businesses who, like you, also value Blue Ridge Public Radio. Donate early to get in the running for each day's prize!

Monday, March 21: Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
Congratulations to March 21 prize winner and BPR Sustaining Member Kevin Kopp of Arden!
The Wortham Center’s ever-popular annual season of national and international touring artists offers live and virtual performances, bringing the best in music, dance, theatre and special attractions.

One lucky winner will receive two (2) tickets to their choice of the following shows:
The Opera Locos, April 3 at 7 PM; Prize valued at $96
Ian Sherwood, April 8 at 8 PM; Prize valued at $70
God is a Scottish Drag Queen, May 12 at 8 PM; Prize valued at $70.

Tuesday, March 22: Black Mountain College’s Annual {Re}Happening
Congratulations to March 22 prize winner and BPR Sustaining Member Angela Whitney of Leicester!
One lucky winner will receive two (2) General Admission tickets to Black Mountain College’s Annual {Re}HAPPENING, on Saturday, April 2, from 3 to 10 PM, at Lake Eden on the campus of Black Mountain Community College. This year’s event features the Philip Glass Ensemble.

This one-day event at the historic campus of Black Mountain College, 15 minutes from Asheville, is part art event, part fundraiser, and part community instigator; providing a platform for contemporary artists to share their responses to the vital legacy of Black Mountain College by activating the buildings and grounds of the BMC campus with installations, new media, music, and performance projects. Prize valued at $70.

Wednesday, March 23: The Billie Jean King Cup
Congratulations to March 23 winners Indrani Bose of Waynesville, Sustaining Member Patrick Gleason of Arden, and Sustaining Member Julie Mayfield of Asheville!
Three lucky winners will each receive two (2) tickets to the matches on Friday, April 15, for the Billie Jean King Cup, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with approximately 100 nations taking part each year.

The Qualifier is a best-of-five match series that begins Friday, April 15, with two singles matches. Two reverse singles matches and the doubles match will follow on Saturday, April 16. Matches will be played on a temporary indoor hard court, and the winner will advance to the 2022 Finals in November at a location to be determined. Prize is valued at $110.

Thursday, March 24: Chow Chow 2022 Opening Party
Congratulations to March 24 prize winner and BPR Sustaining Member Fay Conant of Murphy!
One lucky winner will receive tickets for two to the Opening Party for Chow Chow, an event series celebrating the unique foodways of Southern Appalachia. Kick off the Summer of Chow Chow 2022 with a fun and delicious evening on Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 – 8 PM at Atelier Maison, featuring up to 15 chefs and 10 beverage producers, a makers market, music, and more! Prize is valued at $200.

Friday, March 25: Chimney Rock State Park
Congratulations to March 25 prize winners Sustaining Members Marilyn Kaylor of Black Mountain, John Nickel of Barnardsville, Judith Rose of Fletcher, Benjamin and Amy Aiken of Asheville, Jennifer Mullendore of Asheville, John and Betty Davis of Brevard, Matthew Lyerly of Asheville, David Anderson of Asheville, Jannice Ashley of Asheville, and Dorothy Rechel of Hendersonville.
10 lucky winners will receive two (2) adult tickets and two (2) youth tickets (4 tickets total) for admission to Chimney Rock State Park, a nature lover’s paradise. From panoramic views to hiking trails for all levels, up-close animal encounters to bird watching, there is an experience for everyone. Prize is valued at $50.

No contribution is necessary to enter the drawings. However, your donation of any size will ensure solid funding so BPR can continue to keep you informed and in touch with what is happening here at home and around the world. See prize drawing rules for full details.

With more than 15 years of nonprofit experience, Erin joined BPR in January 2020. She previously worked in digital marketing at NTEN in Portland, OR, marketing and communications at NPR in Washington, DC, and membership coordination at Nashville Public Radio in Nashville, TN. She began listening to The Diane Rehm Show on her father’s car radio in middle school, and she’s been a sustaining member of public radio stations across the country ever since.