Become an ideaLeader

Becoming an ideaLeader is a deeper investment in ideastream. It represents a stronger commitment to applying the power of public media to education, culture and citizenship. Please consider increasing the impact of your gift to ideastream by becoming an ideaLeader today. Your generosity greatly impacts the work of ideastream. In appreciation of your support, we have created special benefits available exclusively to ideaLeaders.

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

  • Two tickets to annual ideaLeader Recognition event
  • Recognition in the ideastream annual Report to the Community
  • Recognition on the ideastream ideaLeader Wall at the Idea Center®
  • Monthly ideastream Program Guide
  • WVIZ/PBS 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 platforms for one day
  • Special in-studio viewing of Ideas and 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
  • All other benefits

Illuminator | $50,000 - $99,999

  • Exclusive insider’s media trip to Washington, D.C. (ideastream 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 ella.fong@ideastream.org 
  • All other benefits

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