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Leadership Circle

Join the Leadership Circle

WETA's Leadership Circle is a committed group of donors whose philanthropic gifts enable WETA to produce and deliver the highest-quality television and radio programs for the Washington area and nationwide.

Leadership Circle donors are inspired by WETA's commitment to excellence. Whether it's an educational program, an unbiased news report, or a compelling story - whatever stirs your thoughts or ignites your ideas, WETA is where you can find it.


Join the Leadership Circle

Your annual contribution of $1,000 or more enables WETA to expand its vision of excellence and develop new programs and services.

Many WETA members transition to Leadership Circle donors by increasing their philanthropic support over time. Others give consistently throughout the years, make generous commitments on a quarterly basis, or include WETA in their estate plans. Some support the station through our Annual Fund and/or the Friends of Classical Music.

Whenever you make a donation, you can be assured that it will be managed wisely and in a way that supports WETA's vital programs and community services.


exclusive benefits

As a part of the Leadership Circle, you provide crucial unrestricted funds that enable WETA to produce and broadcast the highest quality television and radio programs. Learn how your support helps, the different levels of annual support, and the exclusive benefits and privileges available to you as a Leadership Circle member.

Levels of annual support and recognition →


Upcoming donor events

The WETA Leadership Circle Salon Series offers unique events to our loyal and generous donors with our deepest appreciation.

Learn more about upcoming donor events →


Giving Stock to WETA

Stock or mutual funds that have been held longer than one year and have appreciated in value may be donated to WETA and may provide you with tax savings. 

Learn more about donating stock or securities →




Why donors choose WETA

Connie McAdam, a long-standing Leadership Circle donor, says "The greatest gift of public broadcasting is its power to educate individuals of every age." Learn why Connie McAdam and others choose to support WETA with their philanthropic gifts.

Stories from Leadership Circle donors →



Friends of Classical MusicShow your support for Classical WETA

If classical music plays an important role in your life, support Classical WETA 90.9 FM with a leadership gift of $1,000 or more. You will help ensure the continued vitality of Washington's only full-time classical music station while you take advantage of benefits such as invitations to special music performances and events.

Learn more →


"The landscape of television and radio and the values of our society have changed significantly since WETA's founding in 1961. What keeps me so passionate about public broadcasting is the integrity it has shown in light of all that change. Our commitment to quality, excellence, lifelong learning and families is as strong — if not stronger — as the day we were founded." — Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO