Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle donors are inspired by WQPT PBS' commitment to excellence—and they inspire us!

Whether it's an educational program, an unbiased news report, or a compelling story–whatever stirs your thoughts or ignites your ideas, WQPT PBS is where you can find it.

WQPT PBS' Leadership Circle is a committed group of donors whose philanthropic gifts enable us 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 PBS 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 the station has and brings to the entire region. WQPT PBS' 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 PBS to expand its vision of excellence, develop new outreach initiatives, and programming.

Many WQPT PBS 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 PBS' 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.

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