Leadership Circle

Over half a century ago, television began the process of revolutionizing the way we view our world.

MPTV Leadership Circle

Since then, television quickly became America's most pervasive entertainment medium. Its critics have said it has fallen far short of its potential as a powerful, informative tool.

Fifty years ago, there were those in southeastern Wisconsin who recognized this disparity and believed that television should enrich the community with programs of substance and meaning.

A message from PBS President, Paula Kerger

Through their foresight and commitment, Milwaukee Public Television was born.

Like its founders, the MPTV Leadership Circle members are major investors in Milwaukee Public Television. More important, they are our counselors and ambassadors. They enable MPTV to expand its vision of excellence and develop new programs, and to employ cutting edge telecommunications technology and find innovative ways to better serve Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.


Recognition

Leadership Circle members receive all the benefits of an MPTV Membership as well as special privileges to enhance the enjoyment of, and connection to, Milwaukee Public Television including:

  • Personalized donor service for your membership questions.
  • Advance notice of special events and receptions with PBS personalities.
  • A Private Guided Tour of the Station.
  • A Choice of Thank You Gift according to your gift level, upon request.

Leadership Circles

Patron’s Circle

Donation: $1000–$4,999

  • Subscription to Fine Tuning Magazine
  • Behind the scenes updates on upcoming programs and activities via your email newsletter, Tuned In.
  • Advance notice of special events and receptions including PBS personalities.
  • A Private Guided Tour of the Station.
  • A Choice of Thank You Gift according to your gift level, upon request.
  • MPTV MemberCard & MPTV Special Interest Group Opportunities.
  • Invitations to our Annual Recognition Dinner with national PBS personalities.
  • Opportunity to present your gift on air during a MPTV membership drive.
  • Recognition of your gift in MPTV recognition materials including our Annual Report and program guide, Fine Tuning, mailed to 30,000 members of southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Partner's Circle

Donation: $5,000–$9,999

  • All of the above, plus…
  • VIP Reception and Invitations to our Annual Recognition Dinner with national PBS personalities.
  • On Air Recognition

    Personalized on-air credits acknowledging your support, "Programs on MPTV are made possible in part by (name).", or On air credit attached to MPTV production where gift is directed thereto, or In memory or tribute of another.

    Five (5) on air credits, or according to program broadcast when gift is directed.

Investor's Circle

Donation: $10,000–$49,999

  • All of the above, plus…
  • VIP Reception and Invitations to our Annual Recognition Dinner with national PBS personalities.
  • On Air Recognition

    Personalized on-air credits acknowledging your support, "Programs on MPTV are made possible in part by (name)." or On air credit attached to MPTV production where gift is directed thereto, or In memory or tribute of another,

    Ten (10) on air credits, or according to program broadcast where gift directed thereto.

Visionary's Circle

Donation: $50,000 and above

  • All of the above, plus…
  • VIP Reception and Invitations to our Annual Recognition Dinner with national PBS personalities.
  • On Air Recognition

    "Programs on MPTV are made possible in part by (name).", or On air credit attached to MPTV production where gift is directed thereto, or In memory or tribute of another.

    Fifteen (15) on air credits, or according to production broadcast when gift is directed.


The MPTV understands a donor's Leadership Circle gift to be the start of an ongoing relationship toward the mutual good of growing and maintaining public television in this region.

We are pleased to consult with you on how your commitment may meet specific interests of yours as well as tailored benefits.

To learn more about making a current or planned investment in Milwaukee Public Television, please contact:

Kim Sosa
MPTV
1036 N 8th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 297-8710
Email: sosak@matc.edu


When including Milwaukee Public Television in your donation, please use the designation "MPTV Fund." All contributions to support Milwaukee Public Television are administered by MPTV's Development Department and are deposited solely for use by MPTV in the MPTV Fund within the MATC Foundation, a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).