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Leadership Circle

Individuals committed to the future of WQPT

Leadership Circle donors are inspired by WQPT PBS' 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, WQPT is where you can find it.

WQPT's Leadership Circle is a committed group of donors whose philanthropic gifts enable WQPT to deliver the highest-quality television and educational outreach services to the entire region.

We’re here to answer any questions and share more information. Please contact Amanda Bergeson at 309/794-2400 or use our contact form.

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Donors who make a difference.

WQPT touches each donor's life differently. For many its the spark ingited in a child's imagination by quality programs, or watching a child engage with Mr. Scott while exploring nature. For others its the splendor of Masterpiece dramas like Victoria (pictured) or the depth of scientific exploration on NOVA.

Leadership Circle donors know the rich history and commitment WQPT has and brings to the entire region. WQPT's impact is far-reaching opening worlds of possibilites and new ideas to a children and adults.

 

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Your annual contribution of $500 or more enables WQPT to expand its vision of excellence, develop new outreach initiatives, and programming.

Many WQPT 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 WQPT in their estate plans. Learn more about planned giving.

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

Leadership Circle donors may make a one-time donation or select ongoing contributions at any amount over $500. Donate now

For additional assistance call Amanda at 309/764-2400 or use our online form.

 

America's Most Trustworthy Instituition

WQPT has a long-standing commitment, like PBS, to use media for the public good which has earned the trust and respect of the residents throughout our viewing area and across the country. For the 18th consecutive year, the American public has rated PBS the most trustworthy institution among nationally known organizations.

Parents have also named PBS the most educational media brand, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks. The same survey revealed that Americans rank PBS and member stations like WQPT second only to the country’s military defense in terms of value for taxpayer dollars.

Leadership Circle Members

 

Platinum Level

Gay Elfline

Rosemary and Dean Huisingh

Dr. Joe Rives and Scott Brouette

Diamond Level

Melba White

 

Gold Level

Karen Burgess

David and Linda Eldridge

Yves and Kathy Fontaine

Max and Jackie Guinn

Hunt and Diane Harris

Caroline Kimple

Glenn and Medhus

Robert and Blenda Ontiveros

David and Paula Pratt

Susan Quail

Karen Burgess

David and Linda Eldridge

Yves and Kathy Fontaine

Dennis and Lynn Quinn

Gary and Linda Rowe

Thomas and Jennifer Rowe

Jay Schroeder

 

Silver Level

Anonymous

Claudia Bailey

Duwane Bauer

Mark and Nancy Blaser

Ellen Boeye

Darrell Busch

Michael and Katie Carton

Keith and Carol Clement

Harry and Linda Cockrell

Robert and Mary Coleman

William and Karen Collier

John and Marge Cook

Ken Croken and Katherine McKnight

Thomas Day

Dr. Blair Foreman

Barbara Geske

Sidney Greenawalt

Richard and Karen Harden

K. Hill

Linda Johnson

Ronald Judge

Joseph and Ana Kehoe

Larry Ladwig

Terry and Cissi Leinonen

Richard (Jr.) and Penny Linville

Judith Litherland

Greg Mendrek

Thomas Nelson

Dr. William and Jane Parker

Priscilla Parkhurst

Dr. Susan Perry

Mary Pruess

Mark and Schwiebert

Jeanne Sexton

Larry Spillers

Clara Delle Thompson

R. Scott Van Vooren

Carol Watkins

Richard Woodard

 

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Leadership Circle donors may make a one-time donation or select ongoing contributions at any amount over $500.

We’re here to answer any questions and share more information.

Please contact Amanda Bergeson, Assistant Director of Development, at 309/794-2400 (ext 65023), at AM-Bergeson@wiu.edu or use our contact form.