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Leadership Circle Frequently Asked Questions

The Alaska Public Media Leadership Circle recognizes individuals, couples, families and businesses who have the vision and desire to support Alaska Public Media in a substantial way: those who know that excellence never happens by accident, that it takes careful planning, dedicated effort, and the commitment of charitable donors.

How can I become a part of the Leadership Circle?

  • A cumulative donation of $1,000 or more within a calendar year qualifies you as a Leadership Circle member.
  • A summary of your donations for tax purposes is sent to you each January.

What are the giving levels of the Leadership Circle?

  • Leadership Circle Patrons $1,000-$2,499
  • Leadership Circle Advocates $2,500-$4,999
  • Leadership Circle Visionaries $5,000-$9,999
  • Leadership Circle President’s Society $10,000+

What are the benefits of membership in the Leadership Circle?

  • Satisfaction in knowing that you are helping ensure that trusted, unbiased, authentic, in-depth, commercial-free public radio and television programming continues in Southcentral Alaska.
  • On-air acknowledgment of your support on Alaska Public MEdia (with your permission) as a Leadership Circle Member.
  • Your day on KSKA 91.1FM – your approved message aired five times during one Alaska Public Media broadcast day during the calendar year. You may use your message to recognize a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or special event. Go to to reserve your day.
  • Station tour of the Alaska Public Media facilities upon request.
  • Invitations to special events at the station and in the community, as available. Unless otherwise stated, these events are complimentary – in appreciation of your strong support of Alaska Public Media.

What are the advantages of becoming a Sustaining Leadership Circle Member?

  • Leadership Circle members may also be Sustaining Members. Sustaining Members agree to make an ongoing monthly, quarterly, semiannual, or annual donation as a pledge of support. Your donations can be charged automatically to your credit or debit card.
  • Sustaining Membership automatically renews each year, eliminating renewal notices and reducing mailings and phone calls. Changes or cancellation can be made at any time simply by calling 550-8400.

Do I need to designate my donation to television or radio?

  • No, but you may if you wish. Undesignated gifts to Alaska Public Media are devoted to the highest priorities of the organization as directed by the board of directors. Designated gifts to either are devoted to those operations in accordance with donor intent. We are pleased to honor your preferences and, through your generosity, we are able to support a broad mission of public service to the community.

Click here to make a Leadership Circle level gift.

Alaska Public Media Leadership Circle Donors
Leadership Circle President’s Society (annual gifts of $10,000 and above)
Anonymous (2)
Carr Foundation
David and Janet McCabe
Mike and Elaine Shields
Jan Wills
Leadership Circle Visionaries (annual gifts of $5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous (1)
Alaska National Insurance Company
David S. Carter
Alan Clark
Steven and Karen Compton
Brooke and Pat Corkery
Heather Flynn
Donna Goldsmith and John Letourneau
Richard and Mary Hensel
Gary and Jane Klopfer
Jacob and Mildred Knapp
Marc Kornmesser and Valerie Waldrop
Melanie K. McCleave, MD
Mike and Diane Moxness
Mike and Penne Senta
Former Governor Bill Sheffield
Dr. Tim Silbaugh and Cat Coward
Griff Steiner and L.B. Gregory
Karen and Bill Wuestenfeld
Nancy Zverina in Memory of Davey

Leadership Circle Advocates (annual gifts of $2,500-$4,999)

Anonymous (5)
Dan and Anne Billman
Wendy Thon and David Brueggemann
Jacqueline Carr and Shawn Beck
Morgan Christen and Jim Torgerson
Leslie Dean and Don Hopwood
Peter and Thaysa Ehrnstrom
Robert and Diane Fejes
Mark Figura and Elise Rose
Shirley Fraser
Julie Houle
Steve Lindbeck and Patty Ginsburg
Jo and Peter Michalski
William and Joanne Phelan
Mike and Maggie Price
Beth Rose and John Levy
Ty and Leslie Senden
Robin Smith and Eric McCallum
Patrick Speranza and Kathy Anderson
Bob and Char Wyatt

Leadership Circle Patrons (annual gifts of $1,000-$2,499)

Anonymous (187)
Rick Abbott and Hope Wing
Bob Acree
Maribel and David Alexandekr
Norma Allgood and Eric Lauderdale
Deborah Allen
Torrie and Tiffany Allen
Chip and Olga Alvord
Kyle and Jenn Amstadter
Julie Anderson
M.R. Anderson
Eleanor Andrews
Robert Artwohl, MD, PC/Alaska Vein Clinic
Ted and Adrienne Bachman
Teresa M. Bailey
Nancy Bale
Thomas and Louanne Balensiefer
Marcia Bandy
Kevin Banks and Paula Davis
Jeff Barnes and Barbara Symmes
Elizabeth Barry and Sandy Rabinowitch
Gary and Barbara Baugh
Marty Beckwith
Judith Bendersky and Jim Landon
Brian and Joanne Bennett
Pita* and Larry Benz
Floyd and Mary Bettis
Greg Bilberry and Camilla Madden
Jackie Schakel and Herb Bischoff
David Black and Chris Kahr
David Blanchet
Richard L. and Diane M. Block Foundation
Chris and Julia Bockmon
Bruce and Mary Bookman
Erin and Florian Borowski
John Braden and Maggie Kelly
Cathy Brenner
Sylvia Broady
Benjamin Brown*
Chris Buchholdt and Julia Sadowski
John and Lisa Bulkow
Becky Patterson Bunde
Jean and David Bundy
Peter Burke and Valerie Phelps
Jay* and Narda Butler
Judy Caminer and Roger Marks
Kim and Brooklynn Carver
Charles and Sheila Cary
Dr. Robert and Cynthia Cassell
Morgan Christen and Jim Torgerson
Chris and John Clark
Dan and Brenda Clark
John and Susan Cloe
Jennifer Bundy-Cobb and Douglas Cobb
Mary Cocklan-Vendl and Larry Vendl
Wilson and Susan Condon
Robert and Beth Conklin
Eric and Joanna Croft
Pati Crofut and John Suddock
Brad Cruz and Barbara Norton
Pat and Jeanne Cusick
Andrew and Summer Cutting
Shelli Cutting
Paul Daggett
Gil Dammond and Jocelyn Young
Sharon Davies
Zachary and Joy Davis
Drew Dekreon and Charese Gearhart-Dekreon
Kristin DeSmith
Gil and Ruth Ann Dickie
Edward Doerr
Margaret Donatello
Roger DuBrock and Elaine Andrews
Pamela Bergmann and John Duffy*
Martha Dunn
Brian and Sandy Durrell
The Elliott Sisters
Roger and Judy Endell
Jacqueline Ertischek
Wayne and Joey Eski
Robert A. Evans and Lisa M. Fitzpatrick
Dana Fabe and Randy Simpson
Charlie and Ruth Fahl
Peter and Gretchen Hopkins
Peg Faithful and Bob Hume
Dave and Margie Falsey
Richard and Krisann Farah
Walter Featherly and Carol Stolpe
Jim and Marsha Fergusson
Vic Fischer and Jane Angvik
Susan Fison
Eric Fjelstad and Jen Schorr
Chuck and Katherine Flynn
Matt and Kate Frankforter
Neal Fried* and Mary Hilcoske
Jeff Friedman
Kay Gajewski
Alice Galvin and John Gliva
Richard Garner, MD
Mary Geddes and Kevin McCoy
Joy Geiselman and Peter Johnson
Dr. Michel Gevaert and Kelly Gevaert
John Godersky and Barbara Covey
Yvonne and Scott Goldsmith
William and Katherine Goodell
Madeleine Grant, MD
Jerry and Enid Green
Anne Grosshans
Bernd and Paula Guetschow
Carmen Gutierrez
Amy Haddow
Kathleen and Robert Hammaker
Chuck and Ginger Hansell
Donald Hansen
Erin Harrington
Marcus Hartley and Diane Lin
Jack and Lynn Hartz
Jana Hayenga
Larry and Judy Helgeson
Richard Helm
Steve and Lou Ann Hennig
Gary and Debbie Hennigh
Herzog Family
Randy and Patricia Hicks
Marsha Burns and Lynn Highland
Clay Hightower
P.J. Hill and Mimi Hogan
Meg and Alex Hills
Debbie and Ken Hinchey
Diddy and Cliff Hitchins
Sean Hoban
Jo and Greg Hobbs
Larry and Barbara Holman
Jacki Holzman and Frank Jeffries
Home Instead Senior Care
Tom and Julia Homza
Dr. Morris and Lorrie Horning
Kathy and Russ Howell
Karen L. Hunt*
Robert Iden
Bradley Jackson
Petter and Janet Jahnsen
Thom and Linda Janidlo
Christopher and Mardra Jay
Phyllis Johnson and Craig Tillery
Sue and Rob Johnson
Sydney and Harold Johnston
Brett and Martha Jokela
Dave Jones
Karen and Jim Jordan
Kathleen Judy and Gary Benson
Jonathon A. Katcher and Kate Michaels
John and Kirby Kauffman
Jeff and Carrie Keene
J. Gwen Kennedy, PhD*
Phyllis and Royal Kiehl
Mark and Katharine Kimmins
Kathleen King
Annette Kittleson
Jean Kizer
Alice and Gunnar Knapp
Mary Knopf and Craig Rice
Meera Kohler
Seth Krauss and Linda Masolini
Meg Kremer and Mark Stearns
Gene and Mary Kulawik
Linda Kumin
Ravnit and Francis LaChapelle
Walt Landgrebe
Caryl and Robert Lane
John Lapkass and Osa Detrick
Catherine Larrea and Mark McDermott
Noah and Michelle Laufer
Jim Lawlor and Marilyn May
Marilyn Leland
Robert Lemon and Debra Perala
Jake Lestenkof and Sherry Valentine
Robert and Karol Libbey
Bob and Patty Linton
Jan and Tom Livingston
Brandon and Jamie Locke
John and Kathy Lorec
Brandon and Jaime Locke
Dave Lowell and Kim Stoltz
Jeff Loughrey and Cathie Straub
Greg and Monica Jenicek Lyall
Peter Maassen and Kay Gouwens
Randy and Eilisa Maes
Mike Malachowski and Leslie Bialas
Eric Malone
David Mannheimer
Peter and Fran Marbarger
Mike Martin* and Nancy Simpson Martin
Ose and Grace Matsutani
Dr. Erik and Mrs. Lisa Maurer
Patricia McAdoo
Donna McCready
John McKay and Cristy Willer
Stephanie and Dennis McMillian
Corrine and Michael McVee
Mike and Tina Meiser
Matthew Melde
Allison Mendel and Marge Kaiser
Sharon and Bruce Merrell
Keith and Kathy Merrick
Nathan Michalski
Cynthia and Roger Miller
Jack and Jo Miller
Lloyd and Heather Kendall Miller
Rosa Meehan and Stanton Moll
Russ and Pam Minkemann
Mark and Debbie Moderow
Douglas B. Molyneaux
Elizabeth Morgan
Merijeanne Moore and Andy Hollingsworth
Lorna Morris
Lloyd and Joan Morris
William F. Morse and Cynthia L. Strout
John and Rika Mouw
Multiple Risk Managers, Inc.
Carel Nagata
Lisa Nash
Jeanie Anne Nelson
Nancy Nolan and Bill and Brian Britt
Sue Ellen O’Connor and Kevin Ferris
Kimberly Olmsted and Dan Dickinson
Otterson Law Office
Brad Owens and Linda Wilson
The Patsy Parker Family
Jeff and Eva Parsons
Peter Partnow and Stephanie Kesler
Ted and Claire Pease
Larry Persily
Lance and Barbara Petersen
Matt Peterson and Mary DeMers
Tim Pine
Pizza Man
Janet Platt and Gary Guarino
Clai and Marilyn Porter
Jim and Judy Powell
Dr. Kelly Powers and daughters Isabel, Eva and Vivian
John and Carolyn Rader
John and Diane Ramey
Ann Rappoport and David Irons
Jim and Pat Redmond
Jim and Susan Reeves
George and Amy* Rhyneer
Tara Riemer
Sharon Richards and Walter John
Phyllis Rhodes and Pam Richter
Ray and Julie Robinson
Jeff and Kris Rognes
Flo and Jim Rooney
The Francis and David Rose Foundation
Bill and Barb Rosetti
Phyllis Rude
David Rudolph
Jeff Russell
John and Jeannine Samuelson
John Samuelson
Amanda Sassi
Anna Sattler
Jane Sauer Family
Steve Schroeder
Michael and Michele* Schuh
Amy and Greg Schumacher
Krista M. Schwarting and David G. Dempsey
Shelly Schwenn and Brent Veltkamp
Jeff and Beth Scott
Sheila Selkregg
Carl and Pixie Siebe
Gail and Jan Sieberts
Kwie-Hoa Siem
Jack and Karina Simmers
Tim Simpson
Mary Sindorf
Siri Hari Hari Singh and Amrit Kaur Khalsa
Mike Singsaas and Rocky Plotnick
Jeffrey Sinz and Heather Arnett
Del Smith and Cathy Rohan Smith
Kitty Smith
Sharon Smith and Tom Hunt
David and Alexandra Sonneborn
Jim and Patty Spalding
Jeff and Paige Spatz
Judy Stanek
Jim Stanley and Lynn Shaver
Statewide Door and Glass
Stan Steck and Ruth Carter
Cheryl L. Stewart and Chris Turletes
Faye and Christopher Stiehm
Michael Stinebaugh and Charlotte Fox
Jane Straight and Pam Bowden
Jim Stratton
Fred and Laurel Stutzer
Wil and Melissa Sundberg
David and Bonnie Swanson
Jean Tam
JP and Lynda Tarbath
Bill and Tami Taylor
Cammy and Scott Taylor
Charlotte Tharp
Thomas, Head and Greisen, PC
William H. Timme
Dr. Tina Tomsen
Breck Tostevin
Barbara Trantina
Dave and Marcia Trudgen
Maryellen Tuttell* and John Minton
Jeri and Jan van den Top
Julie and Ken Varee
Margaret Volz and Sam Edwards
Andi Wahry
Debra and Bernard Washington
Christie Watson and Ryan Jaramillo
David, Bid and Jaxyn Weber
Ann and Roger Weese
Richard and Jennie Weldin
Jan Whitefield
Diane Wiggin and Mark Wiggin*
Thomas Willetts and Crocket Cobb
Thomas K. Williams and Roberto Lau Kant
Daniel and Holly Willman
Thomas and Shirley Wilson
Keith and Debbie Winkle
Paula Smith and Ken Winterberger
Eric Wohlforth
Pat and Aron Wolf
Bonnie and Bo York
Chris and Ken Zafren
Meg and Zachary Zaletel

*Alaska Public Media Board Member

Alaska Public Media Alfred Hanisch Legacy Society

(Recognizes those individuals who have provided for Alaska Public Media through their estate plans)

Anonymous (30)
James and Margaret Arend
Barbara and Gary Baugh
Pamela Bergmann and John Duffy
Jacqueline Carr and Shawn Beck
Becky Patterson Bunde
Sheila Burgh +
Dr. Robert and Cynthia Cassell
Wilson and Susan Condon
Brooke and Pat Corkery
Wendy S. Craytor +
Brad Cruz and Barbara Norton
Diana L. Ede
Judith and David Erikson
N. Diane and Robert E. Fejes
Susan Fison
Heather Flynn
Alfred Hanisch +
Phyllis Johnson and Craig Tillery
Jan Knutson
Louise and Richard Lazur
Robert Lemon and Debra Perala
Heidi Leeney
Steve Lindbeck and Patty Ginsburg
Shelley Lipman
Sidney and Melinda Mehlschmidt
Nathan Michalski and Jessica Johnson
Doug Molyneaux
Mike and Diane Moxness
Patsy Parker
Elise Patkotak and her birds
John and Colleen Peterson
Jeff and Kris Rognes
Ruth Schmidt Estate +
Charisse L. Shipley +
Faye and Christopher Stiehm
David and Bonnie Swanson
Jean Tam
Bede Trantina
Maryellen Tuttell
Wiggin Family
Jan Wills

+ denotes deceased