Lonnie & Polly Cooper welcome you to become a member

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Double your impact for your KLRU!

The following comes direct from Lonnie Cooper and his family, long-time PBS fans and KLRU supporters.

I’ve been asked many times why I feel so strongly in my support of KLRU. It’s simple. I believe in the value and inspiration of public television.

My dad introduced me to the value of PBS around age 10.  He sat me down beside him to watch the Watergate Hearings.  In an age before CNN and 24 hour cable news, PBS was the only place to find live coverage of the hearings, with a rebroadcast in the evening. While commercial networks decided to return to normal programming and rotate coverage of the hearings after a week, PBS was committed to allowing the nation to be a part of this historic event in it entirety.

As my dad told me as we started to watch the hearings, “This is history. One day you will tell your children about it.”  He was right. And he was right to rely on PBS. Even as a kid in Yoakam Texas, I recognized that. Simply put, I was hooked on PBS.

This is why my wife, Polly, and I are pleased to present KLRU with a $20,000 matching gift promise and challenge YOU to give back to Your KLRU.  Your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity and the impact of your gift on our community.

I believe that EVERY child should have the same opportunity that I did. The opportunity to see the world from an honest perspective. Without PBS, I likely would have not have had the chance to form my view of the world other than the one I grew up in. What a blessing it has been to be presented a multitude of perspectives and viewpoints by PBS.

Won’t you join us in helping to ensure that kids and adults in Central Texas have the same opportunity to be inspired, informed and intrigued?

Thank you,
Lonnie & Polly Cooper
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THANK YOU!

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If you are one of the more than 1500 Central Texans who supported our Winter Fund Drive, please accept our sincerest thanks. Because of YOU, we were able to meet our $220,000 goal AND end our drive early! Every contribution you make to YOUR KLRU strengthens your community through quality public television and vital community services.

And if you made a gift during this drive or anytime in 2015, consider doubling the impact of your dollars with a match from your employer! Visit klru.org/match for a list of businesses that generously support your investment in KLRU.

Thank you and happy holidays from all of us at KLRU!

Attend the World Premiere of “CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD”

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a giveaway at a chance to attend Conspirare’s World Premier of Considering Matthew Shepard this Winter Fund Drive. Enter as many times as you want starting today until Saturday 12/12 during the drive by following the steps below for a chance at winning one of two pairs (2) of tickets either the 02/20 or 02/21 performance!

How you can enter:

1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

2. Share, Retweet or Regram any Conspirare specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Conspirare during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

 

Get social with Your KLRU and Your Community!

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Spread what you love about KLRU with your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers via Facebook and Twitter!

Sustaining members, we really can’t thank you enough for the monthly support you provide to KLRU and your community. YOU truly are the backbone of the station!

Because you are our most loyal group of donors, we’re asking you to help spread the word about our Winter Fund Drive. We need to raise another $10,000 in the next few days in order to reach our $220,000 goal. When you share why you love KLRU via social media, your support multiplies!

Best of all, when you share your support for KLRU, we’ll enter you into a giveaway for a pair of balcony passes to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band tape Austin City Limits on December 14th! On Facebook, be sure to tag KLRU-TV, Austin PBS in the post (Please note: Your Facebook settings for this post must be set to “Public” so that we can see it and enter you in the giveaway). On Twitter, be sure to tag @klru and use #yourklru. And on email, be sure to Cc membership@klru.org.

Helping KLRU spread the word about our Winter Fund Drive is just as important as making your monthly gift. Won’t you consider sharing YOUR KLRU with your community?

Gifts, giveaways and more!

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Support KLRU today and we’ll thank you with gifts and giveaways!

This holiday season, give the gift of KLRU to YOUR community and we’ll thank you with gifts and giveaways galore!

When you support the programs you enjoy on PBS and KLRU, you also give back to your friends and neighbors in Central Texas. From Masterpiece Theater, Nature and biographical documentaries, like In Their Own Words Jim Henson, to Ken Burns documentaries, NOVA and our award-winning local productions like Austin City Limits, you can directly support the shows you love with donations at various levels and we’ll thank you with a corresponding gift.

What’s more is that you can stay tuned to the KLRU Blog, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win some incredible giveaways like a Heart of Texas Wine Tour for 10, a Roku 3, tickets for a Meet & Greet with the Kratt Brothers at Wild Kratts Live and even a chance to attend a taping of CTG in the KLRU studios!  All you need to do is make a gift of any amount through our blog or keep an eye out on Facebook and Twitter for ways to engage with us.

Over 85% of KLRU’s annual funding comes from the local community, but only 3% of KLRU’s weekly viewers make an annual donation to the station. We can’t do this without you!  

Take a DAY-TRIP to Texas Wine Country!

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

We all know that KLRU’s The Daytripper – and Chet – are your best traveling companions to discover both the well-known landmarks and the completely obscure dives and hideaways – all within a day’s reach.

Our wonderful supporters from Heart of Texas Wine Tours are offering our viewers a very special incentive to give! Experience your own Texas day trip through YOUR SUPPORT of YOUR KLRU. Have an experience and discover central Texas, GIVE & ENGAGE TODAY.

Enter as many times as you want during the drive by following the steps below for a chance to win a group wine tour! This includes: a group tour for ten (10) through the Texas Hill Country in the comfort of a luxury van. Including 4 stops at local breweries and wineries as well as lunch for you and your guests! Passes must be redeemed by end of February 2016, tour departs from Marble Falls. 

How you can enter:

    1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

    2. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

    3. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Heart of Texas Wine Tours during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

You helped KLRU exceed our #GivingTuesday goal and raise over $34,000!

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We want to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our members and viewers who joined the movement and supported KLRU’s #GivingTuesday campaign. In just 24 hours, YOU helped us surpass our goal and raise over $34,000 from over 200 people in the Central Texas community!

You gave more, gave smarter and gave great! And for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. It is your generosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!

Win a ROKU 3 and stream your favorite PBS shows at home!

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

KLRU is always here for you with programs that intrigue your mind and inspire your imagination.  All we ask is that you becoming a sustaining member at $10 per month or follow the steps below! Your ongoing support of KLRU gives us the strength and the independence to provide you with the best programming that you can find – month after month and year after year.  Best of all, it is so easy!  Once you become a sustaining member, you never have to think about it again.

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a fun and exciting giveaway this Winter Fund Drive. Enter as many times as you want during the drive by following the steps below for a chance at winning one of three Roku 3 Streaming Devices.

Plug this device into your television via the HDMI port and follow the easy instructions to connect it to the internet.  In a matter of minutes, you’ll have access to a whole library of your favorite KLRU shows in high definition.  Any time you turn on your television, you’ll be able to enjoy recent episodes of American Experience, Frontline, Nature, NOVA, Austin City Limits, Central Texas Gardener and so many other incredible programs.  You can even bring it to your hotel on your next vacation – it’s KLRU Anytime. Anywhere.

How you can enter:

  1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

  2. Share, Retweet or Regram any Roku specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

  3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

  4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Roku during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

Just hours left to show your support for #GivingTuesday

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Can we reach $30,000 by midnight? With your help, YES WE CAN!

There are just hours left for you to join the movement and show your support for #yourklru and #GivingTuesday.

Thanks to you, earlier today we met the $2,500 challenge match from Wilson Goldrick Realtors! But we still have a few hours until #GivingTuesday ends at midnight tonight and we’ve made it our goal to hit $30,000. If you haven’t had a chance to make your gift in support of #yourklru, now’s the time!

And if you have made your gift, I’d like to thank you and encourage you to share on your social media networks why you gave to #yourklru on #GivingTuesday. Your support multiplies when you show your love for KLRU, inspiring your friends, family and neighbors to give too!

And for a little extra encouragement, we have one final challenge match from McGinnis Lochridge. They have kindly stepped up with a $1,500 challenge match to the Central Texas community to help us reach our $30,000 goal by midnight.

For every dollar received until 9pm tonight, McGinnis Lochridge will contribute the same amount up to $1,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $3,000!

Can we count on your support right now to get us to our goal of $30,000 by midnight?

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Now’s the time! #GivingTuesday is here

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Give more, give smarter, give great! Give to #yourklru now!

Today is the day! And now is the time to give more, give smarter and give great.

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving for everyone worldwide to celebrate generosity and embrace charitable giving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate! Which means YOU can be part of the celebration by giving back to YOUR KLRU and YOUR COMMUNITY.

Join us by making your gift right now to help us reach our $30,000 #GivingTuesday goal! If you can’t give a gift then help us promote #GivingTuesday and engage with #yourklru on social media. We will be posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the day and we’re counting on you to share our efforts and help us inspire Central Texas to give!

Best of all, we will be rolling out matching contributions from generous local businesses throughout the day on social media. Make your donation during one of these challenges and your dollar, and it’s impact, will instantly be doubled!

First up, Wilson Goldrick Realtors have kindly given a $2,500 challenge match to the Central Texas community in support of #GivingTuesday.

For every dollar received this morning until 11am, Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

Will you embrace the spirit of #GivingTuesday and make your gift in support of YOUR KLRU right now?

P.S. Want to be a part of this national movement and share your enthusiasm for #GivingTuesday? Post an #UNselfie! The #UNselfie is the selfless selfie and a powerful way to show how your giving and why giving is important to you. Take a “selfie” with a caption explaining how or why you are giving this year, use the hashtags #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday and #yourklru, then post to Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter!

 Generous matching support provided by:

Wilson Goldrick