Become an IdeaLeader

Become an IdeaLeader Now

When you become an IdeaLeader, you demonstrate your deep commitment to and investment in public media. Because of the many services Ideastream provides, your investment has exponential impact on the communities we serve. Thanks to your support, listeners and viewers can access a diverse array of award-winning programs on the air and online, anytime, anywhere. Through your partnership, Ideastream can continue to offer the region’s most trustworthy news and information, world-renowned classical music and jazz, and top-rated education and entertainment programming.

With your support at the IdeaLeader level, you ensure that Ideastream Public Media’s calm, non-commercial tone and trusted content will continue to engage and enrich the people of Northeast Ohio.  

Pacesetter | $1,200 - $2,499*

  • Two tickets to annual IdeaLeader Recognition event
  • Recognition in the Ideastream Public Media annual Report to the Community
  • Recognition on the Ideastream Public Media IdeaLeader Wall at the Idea Center
  • Monthly Ideastream Public Media Program Guide
  • Ideastream Passport: Access to on-demand public TV programs
  • VIP monthly e-newsletter and advance notice of ticketed events and programs

*Beginning on October 1, 2019, the minimum level for IdeaLeader has increased from $1,000 to $1,200.

Collaborator | $2,500 - $4,999

  • DVD/CD copies of selected local programs (by request)
  • All other benefits

Innovator | $5,000 - $9,999

  • Two tickets to annual breakfast to meet station personalities and Chief Executive Officer
  • Backstage tour of Idea Center
  • All other benefits

Visionary | $10,000 - $24,999

  • On-air and online recognition of support on Ideastream Public Media platforms for one day
  • Special in-studio viewing of the Sound of Ideas
  • All other benefits

Inspirer | $25,000 - $49,999

  • Invitation for two to private dinner with Chief Executive Officer
  • Reserve seating at all ticketed events held at Ideastream Public Media
  • All other benefits

Illuminator | $50,000 - $99,999

  • Exclusive insider’s media trip to Washington, D.C. (Ideastream Public Media provides meals and ground transportation; IdeaLeader provides lodging and airfare)
  • Private meet and greet with NPR and PBS celebrities when they come to Cleveland
  • All other benefits

Luminary | $100,000 - $149,999

  • Private dinner with Board of Trustees Chair
  • All other benefits

Lifetime | $150,000 and above

  • Additional exclusive benefits - Contact Ella Fong, Director of Major Gifts: (216) 916-6154 or
  • All other benefits

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