Your support is more important than ever!

You have the power to keep public television in Central Texas thriving for years to come. So, we couldn’t be more thankful that YOU answered our call for support by making a gift during our Spring Fund Drive!

Because of YOU… KLRU raised over $243,000 for the programs you love to watch and the vital community services we provide to Central Texans. Not only that, you helped us meet the generous $10,000 challenge match from Lonnie & Polly Cooper in less than 24 hours, allowing us to end our fund drive one day early! All in all, more than 1,400 donors stepped forward to join us in the proud PBS tradition.

What’s more, we loved hearing why supporting KLRU and PBS is essential to YOU! Here’s what first time donor Jeni Williams shared with us when she made her gift:

“I have enjoyed PBS for most of my life and the programming on KLRU since moving to Austin a decade ago. While I have considered supporting KLRU for most of that time, I never actually pulled the trigger. This email was the perfect encouragement to do so, especially in the current political climate. Thank you for bringing diverse voices into the living rooms of thousands, encouraging conversations between family and friends, and teaching our little ones not only their ABC’s, but also how to live with compassion and understanding.”

Now it’s your turn! Would you be willing to share why supporting public television is important to you or how KLRU/PBS has impacted your life? We’re collecting stories to be featured on-air and online. Tell us… What’s #YourKLRU?

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Thank you again for your ongoing commitment to public broadcasting. You’re truly the reason we’re able to be here to provide Central Texas with high quality, educational programming every day.

Be the power of public television!

What would the past year have been like without public television?

Imagine it — a year without Masterpiece, PBS NewsHour or Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. No NOVA to help explain the latest scientific discoveries in the world. No American Experience to help us reflect on our shared history as a nation.

Unlike commercial stations, where advertisers hold the power, on KLRU the power resides with YOU!

As your local PBS station, we only have to answer to the community we serve… because it’s your support that makes all these programs possible!

You have the power to protect the present and future of your favorite PBS programs. Won’t you help KLRU and local public television continue to thrive by making a gift today?

Your gift to KLRU now has twice the power

Lonnie & Polly Cooper, longtime supporters of KLRU, challenge you to support KLRU. In their own words, here’s why:

I’ve been asked many times why I believe in KLRU and the power of public television. My strong support for KLRU can be summed up in just a few words: constant, reliable and trustworthy.

KLRU & PBS allow us the opportunity to see the world from an honest perspective, presenting a multitude of viewpoints in their programming. I’m reminded of what I saw the first time I watched Sesame Street… I saw different types of people that did not always agree, but accepted each other for who they were and never stopped loving them. Without PBS, my family and I would likely not have the same understanding of the importance of diversity and positive conflict resolution.

This is why my wife, Polly, and I are pleased to present KLRU with a $10,000 matching gift promise and challenge YOU to support quality public television in Central Texas. Your gift of any amount will have twice the power to build a more informed, connected and educated community thanks to this dollar for dollar match.

KLRU is a promise. The good kind. When I turn on KLRU, there has never been a time that I’ve had to ask myself, is this something I can watch with my family?

Won’t you join us in helping ensure this promise remains for years to come?

Sincerely,
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Lonnie & Polly Cooper
Longtime Supporters of KLRU

Thank you for amplifying #YourKLRU!

Thank you, Central Texas, for stepping up and answering our call to amplify #YourKLRU! We are truly humbled by the community’s outpouring of support for public television during Amplify Austin.

In just 24 hours, YOU helped raise over $62,000 to build a more informed, connected and educated Central Texas. Not only that, but your enthusiastic response during the 11am hour secured KLRU a $1,000 booster prize for the most donors! All in all, more than 640 donors helped to ensure KLRU remains your trusted window to the world, telling stories that matter to you, enriching your life with experiences and events and educating your community with workshops that reach 5,000 local children every year.

KLRU is truly community-supported, and we thank you for stepping forward to join us in the proud PBS tradition.

This is it… let’s #AmplifyATX & #YourKLRU!

This is it! Are you ready to #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU?

KLRU and more than 600 Austin area non-profits are amplifying Austin to help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours. And KLRU has made it a goal to raise $50,000 by 6pm tomorrowYour gift during Amplify Austin will help us meet our goal and build a more informed, connected and educated community.

So what are you waiting for? See the impact your gift can have on Central Texas today:

  • $50 = 1 hour PBS KIDS programming, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
  • $150 = 1 Indie Lens Pop-Up screening in libraries and other neighborhood spots
  • $250 = ½ hour of trusted public affairs programming, like PBS NewsHour
  • $500 = 1 tablet loaded with PBS KIDS apps for a local summer STEM program
  • $1,000 = 1 hour of arts, drama & cultural programming, like Masterpiece

And help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – repost, retweet and regram KLRU’s Amplify Austin social media posts! Use #YourKLRU to show your support for public television in Central Texas and help expand our reach.

Thank you for amplifying your community-supported public television station, YOUR KLRU!

You’re Invited: KLRU Amplifies Austin Kick Off Happy Hour 3/2

In just 2 days, KLRU will help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours… and a collective effort of this proportion deserves celebrating!

Join KLRU and Domain NORTHSIDE on the patio of Paul Martin’s Austin Grill as we kick off Amplify Austin and 24 hours of giving on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm. Come to support your local PBS station, stay for the complimentary bites and drinks. Best of all, Domain NORTHSIDE will be giving away a gift bag filled with goodies to the first 50 guests at the event!

Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm
Paul Martin’s Austin Grill
3120 Palm Way, Suite 130
Austin, Texas 78758
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KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin and YOU can help us get there! If you can’t attend our Kick Off Happy Hour, please consider making a gift to #YourKLRU’s Amplify Austin campaign or better yet, scheduling your donation TODAY.

Support for this event is provided by:

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Additional support provided by:

Paul Martin’s Austin GrillKiehl’s, Whole Foods Market, NYX Professional Makeup, ErinCondren.com, diptyque, Golden Bones, Kittsona, Planet Blue, Jose Luis Salon & Boutique, Flower Child, Eliza Page, Birds Barbershop, Orangetheory Fitness, Sugarfina, Marmi, Hanna Andersson

$50k in 1 day to Amplify #YourKLRU!

Are you ready to #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU? Amplify Austin is just 10 days away, and KLRU is joining more than 600 Austin area non-profits to help raise $9 million for Central Texas in just 24 hours.

KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin, March 2nd through 3rd, and we can’t do it without YOU! Your gift during Amplify will help build a more informed, connected and educated community. Better yet, amplify your community-supported public television station before everyone else by scheduling your donation TODAY OR helping us #AmplifyATX and #YourKLRU in one of the following ways:

Give! Donate online starting at 6pm on Thursday, March 2nd through 6pm on Friday, March 3rd. Or schedule your gift ahead of time so you don’t forget!

Engage! Join KLRU’s Facebook Amplify event to keep up to date on our campaign progress. Get the word out and spread the #YourKLRU love through email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or wherever you internet. You can even tell people in person!

Inspire! Get involved and fundraise with your OWN KLRU Amplify Campaign Page! You set the goal then share your KLRU passion and inspire others to support your campaign. Learn more here.

Attend! KLRU and Domain NORTHSIDE are teaming up to celebrate philanthropy in Central Texas. Join us on the patio of Paul Martin’s Austin Grill on Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm as KLRU kicks off Amplify Austin and 24 hours of giving. Come to support your local PBS station, stay for the complimentary bites and drinks.

Will you help #YourKLRU #AmplifyATX by scheduling your gift today?

Love The Keno Brothers? See them in Austin!

Are you a fan of The Keno Brothers? If so, we want you to be the first to know about a special opportunity to see The Keno Brothers live at The Paramount Theatre.

Donate $120 to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of tickets to see Leigh and Leslie Keno on Sunday, March 5th at 4pm at The Paramount Theatre. Immersed in the world of antiques and classic cars from a young age, the Keno brothers’ more than 30 years experience in beautiful and rare Americana supplies them with a wealth of knowledge and fascinating stories to entertain and inspire you to start the hunt for your next treasure!

Tickets are extremely limited, so don’t miss your chance to see Leigh and Leslie Keno bring their art and antique expertise to the historic Paramount stage for an enlightening and engaging evening filled with amusing discovery anecdotes and tips on finding hidden gems.

KLRU Amplifies Austin!

Invest in KLRU and your community during Amplify Austin, March 2nd & 3rd! Join KLRU and more than 600 Austin area non-profits for Amplify Austin, and help build a more informed, connected and educated community.

Your contribution ensures that KLRU can continue to be your trusted window to the world, tell stories that matter to you, enrich your life with experiences and events and and educate your community with workshops that reach 5,000 local children every year.

KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 during Amplify Austin and there are few ways you can help us reach it:

Schedule Your Donation NOW! Get your contribution in ahead of time so you don’t forget. On March 2 those scheduled funds will boost our progress right away! Donate here.

Save the Date! Add Amplify to your google calendar or join KLRU’s Facebook Amplify event. Don’t miss this moment to make a difference in Central Texas.

Get the Word Out! Spread the message through email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or wherever you internet. You can even tell people in person!

Fundraise with Your OWN Amplify Campaign Page! Get involved by becoming a P2P fundraiser. You set the goal. Share your KLRU passion and inspire others to support your campaign. Learn more here.

An investment in KLRU is an investment in YOUR community! Your trust and engagement ensures KLRU’s continued community impact.

The gift of KLRU

Giving the gift of KLRU this holiday season is so much more than an ordinary present.

Your gift brings PBS favorites to Central Texas screens, creates new and original programs about your local community and supports children, parents and teachers with educational media. You ensure that enriching programming alongside impactful local engagement is available to everyone in Central Texas—all for free!

KLRU is more than halfway through our Winter Fund Drive and we have just 7 days left to raise over $40,000 to meet our $220,000 goal—so your contribution right now is the greatest gift of all!

When you give the gift of KLRU this holiday season, we promise to keep giving right back by continuing to make a difference in the homes, classrooms and communities of Central Texas.

Thank you.