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Join BPR's Leadership Circle

Every day Blue Ridge Public Radio connects and enriches the cultural and economic tapestry of Western North Carolina. A thoughtful decision to make a philanthropic investment in BPR can have a powerful impact on our continued ability to meet the needs of and strengthen the community with independent, in-depth news reporting, civil conversations that engage listeners, creative and creative cultural programs that enhance lives.

Donors who make an annual gift of $1,000 or more are recognized as part of BPR's Leadership Circle and associated giving levels. Leadership Circle members are a visionary group of listeners who place a high value on the essential public services BPR Classic and BPR News provide to the people of Western North Carolina. We are deeply grateful for their generosity and commitment to Blue Ridge Public Radio's mission. 

Leadership Circle membership includes special privileges, including behind-the-scenes station tours and invitations to special events throughout the year. Please refer to our Leadership Circle benefits matrix for details. For more information about becoming a BPR Leader, please contact our Membership Department at 828-210-4800 or membership@bpr.org .

Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors or any revenue source. We do not give supporters the rights to assign, review or edit content.

We will not accept donations from sources who present a conflict of interest with our work or compromise our independence.

BPR believes that identifying the names of station supporters increases trust in the media, therefore we regularly publish the names of donors who give more than $5,000 to our organization on an annual basis. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can indicate that with your donation. We are committed to keeping anonymous donations at less than 15 percent of total donations.

Thanking Our Supporters

Below we are proud to acknowledge and thank the following individuals and organizations that are supporting Blue Ridge Public Radio with an annual donation of $5,000 or more. This list will be updated annually. We endeavor to ensure its accuracy; however if you notice errors or omissions, please email us at: membership@bpr.org.




Francee and Richard H.



John and Marjorie H.

Bill and Miller M.



Miranda H.

Gretchen and Roger H.

Rick and Carole M.