IPR Giving Opportunities

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YOU Make IPR Possible

Gifts from listeners provide more than 60% of IPR's annual operating budget. Your tax-deductible donation helps keep Interlochen Public Radio on the air, serving the community 24 hours a day.

We are grateful for each gift that we receive. Know that your donation—of whatever amount you can give—helps bring you quality programming all year long. In addition to national favorites produced by NPR, your gift also powers the creation of original local programming. Programs like Points North on IPR News and GAMEPLAY, The Interlochen Collection, and Kids Commute on Classical IPR are only possible thanks to the support of listeners. Learn more about IPR giving opportunities in the link below.

Make a gift now

If you prefer, call us at 800-441-9422 to donate by phone during normal business hours, or download our printable IPR Gift Form and mail your gift to PO Box 199, Interlochen, MI 49643.

Giving to IPR

Click on the accordions below to learn how you can support IPR:

Monthly sustaining supporters form a strong foundation for Interlochen Public Radio. Your ongoing gift of the amount that’s right for you provides support that IPR can count on every month to fund the programs you love. Becoming a sustainer is a great way for you to be here every day for your public radio station, in the same way that IPR is there for you, whenever and wherever you want to listen.

To learn more or ask any questions, please contact our director of annual giving, Stephanie Pierce, at 231.276.7622.

You can also set your recurring gift up quickly and easily using our online form and choosing to repeat your gift every month.

Your leadership gift to Interlochen Public Radio continues a legacy of artistic and journalistic excellence from the stages and studios of Interlochen and paves the way for IPR’s future.

In 1963, Joe Maddy, founder of Interlochen Center for the Arts, fulfilled a dream by creating a public radio station to broadcast classical music from the stages of Interlochen and around the world, free of commercials. This vision was ahead of its time, and in 1971, IPR became a charter member of National Public Radio.

In the decades since, listener support has helped IPR grow into an award-winning station, offering 'round-the-clock access to unbiased, balanced news and information on IPR News, and captivating music, arts and culture on Classical IPR. Your leadership gift—through the Broadcaster's Circle or Producer's Circle—can help IPR grow into something even greater than Joe Maddy ever imagined.

$1,000 - $4,999
or $84 - $416 per month as a sustaining donor

Your Broadcaster's Circle gift enriches the lives of listeners both in northern Michigan and around the globe through award-winning, around-the-clock local news and classical music programming. As a member of the Broadcaster's Circle, you are also part of Interlochen's W. Clement Stone Society.

$5,000 and above
or $417+ per month as a sustaining donor

Your Producer's Circle gift enables IPR to continue producing exceptional original news, arts, and culture programming that is unique to our northern Michigan home. With your support, IPR brings outstanding performances from Interlochen Center for the Arts and important conversations to a global audience. Your Producer's Circle gift also makes you a part of Interlochen's President's Club.

You can plan to support IPR in the future through your estate plan. You can include IPR in your will, name IPR as a beneficiary of a life insurance or retirement plan, or establish a trust or similar tax-advantaged life-income gift.

If you would like to explore planned giving options, please contact our director of planned giving, Kathleen Kasdorf, at 231.276.7637 or kathleen.kasdorf@interlochen.org.

Planned Giving

Supporting Interlochen Public Radio through on-air opportunities is an affordable and effective way for businesses to reach potential customers. Many of northern Michigan's businesses and organizations support IPR through corporate sponsorship of our award-winning programming. In return for their generous corporate support, IPR is able to provide on-air recognition through sponsorships credits. Presented in a clutter-free environment, these on-air credits allow businesses to describe their services and products to our highly engaged and influential audience.

As an IPR underwriter, your message will reach tens of thousands of well informed and discerning consumers, business owners, and community leaders. Interlochen Public Radio offers a wide range of customized radio sponsorship opportunities that can be tailored to your specific marketing needs and budget.

We encourage you to join other respected businesses and community leaders in our region who have chosen IPR as an integral part of their marketing plans. For more information on becoming an Interlochen Public Radio underwriter, please contact John Roddy at 231.276.4421 or john.roddy@interlochen.org.

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